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by Bill Pearis
Rachel & Neil w/ Slowdive
After focusing on his acoustic guitar (and touring with Jack Johnson) for a while, Neil Halstead has been getting back into his shoegaze side this year. Black Hearted Brother, his new band with Seefeel's Mark Van Hoen, will release their debut album, Stars Are Our Home, on October 22 and it's easily the noisiest thing he's done since Slowdive broke up in 1995. We already posted "(I Don't Mean To) Wonder" and the band have since released a second track from the album, "This is How it Feels." You can stream that below.
Meanwhile, and this is pretty exciting, Hallstead will be performing two shows at London's Cecil Sharp House on October 23 & 24 that will feature a full band and material from throughout his career. One of the special guests at the shows is Rachel Goswell who was his bandmate, singing for Slowdive and Mojave 3. The two haven't performed together in nearly a decade. For those who can't make it to those shows, they are being recorded for a live album, so look out for that. And maybe they'll say, "That was fun, we should do more."
New BHB song stream below...