we saw this

I Got My Phone Stolen, Lost My Friends, and Still Believe in Desert Daze

In a year of reckoning, the festival reminds us that counterculture might change, but it can't be killed.
Andrea Domanick
Festivals 2018

Hot Damn, Desert Daze 2018 Adds Slowdive, Wooden Shjips, IDLES, and More

Plus daily schedules, new programming, and single day tickets.
Andrea Domanick

Beer and Loathing at Primavera Sound 2018

In the final year before Brexit, Brits made their mark on Europe's best music festival, for better or worse.
Lauren O'Neill
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Here's a Video of Mac DeMarco Doing Billy Joel Karaoke, You're Welcome

Don't goooooo changin'.
Lauren O'Neill
stream of the crop

Stream of the Crop: 8 New Albums for Heavy Rotation 5/6

A marquee week for indie rock has new records from Mac DeMarco, Black Lips, and Cayetana.
Noisey Staff

The Return of Slowdive

The UK shoegaze pioneers are about to release their first album in 22 years. We talked to vocalist and guitarist Rachel Goswell where the self-titled project came from.
Cam Lindsay
New music

Slowdive Are Officially Returning With a New Self-Titled Album, Their First in Two Decades

Listen to their new song "Sugar for the Pill" now.
Phil Witmer
Holy Shit

Envelop Yourself in Slowdive's First Song in 22 Years, "Star Roving"

The last time this band released new stuff, "alternative" was still a relevant term for music.
Phil Witmer

Minor Victories Are Not a Supergroup, Just a Great Band

Made up of members from Slowdive, Mogwai, and Editors, Minor Victories create rock that makes you feel as if you're starring in a vast, emotional epic. We talked to Slowdive's Rachel Cromwell.
Cam Lindsay

No Cats Were Harmed in the Making of Minor Victories' Video for “Scattered Ashes (Song for Richard)”

This indie supergroup which includes members of Slowdive, Editors, and Mogwai, throw in someone from The Twilight Sad on this track too. Plus: cats with laser eyes.
Kim Taylor Bennett

"Melt" into Drowse's Hypnotic Exploration of Suicide and Medication

“Melt,” by Drowse, will make you feel like someone is holding your head under water in the Pacific Ocean.
Noisey Staff
Longreads Or Whatever

Your Favorite Bands Wouldn't Exist Without the Shoegaze Scene: Observations from the 'Beautiful Noise' Documentary

They didn’t sell a lot of records, but everyone who heard them started a band.”