Article + Photos by Will Oliver

Slow Pulp returned this fall with their fantastic sophomore album Yard, which was released via Anti-. The band has been on the road touring hard in support of the record, which included a trio of shows in New York. This included one at Bowery Ballroom and Le Poisson Rouge, before heading to Boston, and then returning for another night in New York at Bowery.

We caught the band’s first show at Bowery Ballroom on November 1st, which featured an opening set from upstate New York-based band Babehoven.

We’ve caught Slow Pulp a bunch over the years from their headlining spot at Elsewhere Zone One as well as opening slots for bands such as Alvvays. It was good to see the band headlining a space like Bowery Ballroom, a venue where so many have cut their teeth and served as the last intimate spot before a band embarks on much bigger venues.

You got that sense watching Slow Pulp, with their glorious widescreen natured sounds of dreamy shoegaze and dream pop, that seemed nearly constrained inside the walls of Bowery. The band’ feel like they stepped right out of the 90s, with a natural sound’s forray into the best of 90s indie rock sounded as tight and epic in scope as I remember, as they ran through nearly all of Yard, and also palyed favorites from their debut, Moveys, as well as their EP, Big Day.

We can’t wait to see what comes next for the band, 2024 is sure to be a big one.


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