Last night Slowdive made their long-awaited return to New York City (we last saw them in 2018) for the first of two sold out performances at Webster Hall. The performances are a part of the tour in support of their marvelous new album, everything is alive, which is out via Dead Oceans.
The performance did feature a handful of cuts from the new album, but the band set out to please the fans, playing five songs from “Souvlaki.” The show got off to a concerning start after a fan passed out two songs in during “prayer remembered.” Thankfully they were ok, and Slowdive then churned in an epic follow-up with the blistering heights of “Star Roving.”
It’s a testament to their career and consistent nature that the new songs from their latest two albums blend in seamlessly with songs from two decades ago. A particular highlight was the regular set closing performance of their cover of Syd Barrett’s “Golden Hair.” The heights of the blissful guitars were so gloriously overwhelming, that I noticed a fan next to me remove his glasses and wipe away his tears with a smile. What else do I need to say?
Find the rest of the photos from night 1 of their Webster Hall run below, along with the setlist.
- prayer remembered
- Star Roving
- Catch the Breeze
- Crazy for You
- Souvlaki Space Station
- Sugar for the Pill
- When the Sun Hits
- Golden Hair (Syd Barrett cover)
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