Last Friday, I went into KCRW to do Press Play. I've been to the station enough times now that I generally know the routine, but this was a unique case, because a band was in the studio to play during Morning Becomes Eclectic. There is something undeniably thrilling about hearing a band tune up; it makes you feel like, at any moment, music is going to happen. I inquired about who the band was, and found out it was Slowdive.
The U.K. group hadn't made much of an impression on me when they started out in the 1990s, so I didn't actually know that their latest album, Slowdive, was their first in over 20 years. So I decided to give it a spin and have been enjoying it quite a bit over the last week.