The visual treatment of Slowdive’s “Don’t Know Why” is a video in three parts, released by the band today via Apple Music, that give us a sense of Slowdive’s timelessness as we wait for the reunited members to dive into the frame on a burnt-orange sun beam.
“This video is less about logic and more about a feeling. It’s a triptych about memory, about being lost and abandoned,” says director Grant Singer. He goes on to add that Slowdive has been his favorite band since he was a kid, although he’s gotten to work with other superstar acts such as The Weeknd, Lorde and Ariana Grande.
In our review of Slowdive, the group’s first album in 22 years, Zach Schonfeld writes that “all the central ingredients of Souvlaki are present—Goswell’s ghostly vocals, the dense walls of processed guitars, an almost narcotic air of dreaminess. It’s a sound that’s commonly imitated, but rarely done this well.”
Critical acclaim be welcomed or forgotten—the resurgence of Slowdive in the one-and-done day and age is something worth acknowledging. Watch their “Don’t Know Why” video via Apple Music here and see their newly announced fall tour dates supporting Slowdive below.
Slowdive Tour Dates
11 – Leeds, U.K. @ Town Hall
13 – London, U.K. @ Roundhouse — SOLD OUT
23 – Vancouver, B.C. @ The Commodore
25 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Neptune — SOLD OUT
26 – Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom
28 – Oakland, Calif. @ Fox Theater
29 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern
30 – Pioneertown, Calif. @ Pappy & Harriet’s — SOLD OUT
01 – Denver, Colo. @ The Ogden
03 – Kansas City, Mo. @ The Truman
04 – Madison, Wis. @ Barrymore Theatre
05 – Chicago, Ill. @ Vic Theatre
07 – Columbus, Ohio @ Newport Music Hall
08 – Detroit, Mich. @ Majestic Theatre
09 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Town Hall
10 – Toronto, Ontario @ Massey Hall
11 – New Haven, Conn. @ College St Music Hall?
12 – New York City, N.Y. @ Terminal 5
14 – Boston, Mass. @ Paradise — SOLD OUT
15 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer
16 – Baltimore, Md. @ Ram’s Head
17 – Asheville, N.C. @ The Orange Peel
18 – St. Petersburg, Fla. @ El Cultura Festival