Avalon Emerson unveils “gilded escalation” remix of Slowdive’s ‘Sugar For The Pill’

A techno epic ahead of the shoegaze icons’ first album in 22 years.

Avalon Emerson has delivered a dreamy remix of ‘Sugar For The Pill’, a track from Slowdive’s self-titled new album.

The SF-via-Berlin DJ and producer, whose 2016 track ‘The Frontier’ was one of the standout techno cuts of last year, has called her remix a “gilded escalation”. The term is pretty apt, too, as Emerson gets busy adding sparkling edges to every corner, folding her spiralling synths into a shuddering tornado of reversed breaks by the final stretch.

The remix comes as Slowdive kick off their North American tour, which began last night in St. Paul, MN. The album is out on Friday and marks the long-awaited return of the Reading shoegazers, who last released an album in 1995.

Watch the video for the original track below and check out the band’s previous single, ‘Star Roving’.

Tour dates:

May 02 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
May 03 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater
May 05 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
May 06 – Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia
May 07 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
May 08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
May 09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
May 10 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
May 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
May 13 – Santiago, Chile @ Fauna Otono
May 14 – São Paulo, Brazil @ Balaclava Fest
May 16 – Buenos Aries, Argentina @ Niceto Club
May 18 – Lima, Peru @ CC Baranco
Jun 02 – Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy
Jun 03 – London, UK @ Field Day
Jun 10 – Skopje, Macedonia @ Zdravo Mladi Festival
Jun 16 – Sun. June 18 – Mannheim, DE @ Maifeld Derby
Jul 01 – Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
Jul 06 – Trencin, Slovakia @ Pohoda Festival
Jul 07 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
Jul 09 – Six Four Les Plages, France@ Pointu Festival
Jul 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
Jul 30 – Tahar Shi, Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival
Aug 19 – Trondheim, Norway – Pstereo Festival
Aug 27 – Paris, France @ Rock En Seine Festival
Aug 31 – Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival
Sep 07 – Tel Aviv, Israel @ Barby Club
Sep 15-16 – Angers, France @ Levitation Fest
Sep 17 – Birmingham, UK @ Beyond the Tracks Festival