Slowdive

Listen to Slowdive dissect “Sugar for the Pill” on “Song Exploder”

Slowdive singer-guitarist Neil Halstead appears on the newest episode of “Song Exploder,” the podcast where artists break down their songs and explain the process in which they were made. He talked about “Sugar for the Pill” from their recently released self-titled LP. Halstead goes into the song’s gestation, played clips of a demo and explained how he merged electronic and live drums, as well as filling his guitar with bubble wrap to control the feedback. He also drew parallels between the song’s themes and Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, which he was reading around the time the song was written. Listen to the episode and hear the song below.

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. You – Gold Panda

2. Dayvan Cowboy – Boards of Canada

3. Go Where You Wanna Go – Lost Integrity

4. lovers’ carvings – Bibio

5. Nobody Cares – Superorganism

6. Odessa – Caribou

7. Kinda Bonkers – Animal Collective

8.  Rose Quartz – Toro Y Moi

9. Tropic of Cancer – Panda Bear

10. Snakeskin – Deerhunter

11. I Want Wind to Blow – The Microphones

12. Don’t Let Your Mouth Go to Waste – Galaxie 5o0

13. Strangers – Lotus Plaza

14. Waves – Le Grotto

15. Tangerine – Beach Fossils

16. Psycho Killer – Talking Heads

17. All Night Diner – Modest Mouse

18. Aurora Borealis – Meat Puppets

19. Sometimes – My Bloody Valentine

20. No Longer Making Time – Slowdive

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Girls – Death in Vegas

2. Sweet Sixteen – Think About Life

3. Love You All the Time – La Lenguas

4. Tame One – Your Friend

5. Excuses – The Morning Benders

6. Otherside – Family Portrait

7. Paradise – Wild Yak

8. Sanity or Not – Juan Wuaters

9. Cynicism – Nana Grizol

10. Billy & I – Travis Bretzer

11. Thursday – Asobi Seksu

12. P.S. – Film School

13. Flowers on the Wall – Tomorrows Tulips

14. 100 Million – Charlie Hilton

15. Holy Forest – Pinkshinyultrablast

16. You Can – Tearjerker

17. Now You Know My Name – The Derevolutions

18. Warned You – Good Morning

19. Alison – Slowdive

20. Breather – Chapterhouse