Definitions

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  • n. A subgenre of indie and alternative rock music, characterized by downbeat melodies, slower tempos and minimalist arrangements.

Etymologies

slow +‎ -core (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Low is the Duluth "slowcore" rock trio comprised of Mimi Parker (drums, vocals), Alan Sparhawk (guitar, vocals), and Steve Garrington (bass).

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  • As one of the longest-running bands still (reluctantly) tagged "slowcore", it's fair to say this week wouldn't have happened without them ... »

    Drowned In Sound // Feed

  • It is music filled with heart and melancholy embracing somewhat the "slowcore" genre and even at times flirting with hints of Shoegaze.

    Mars Needs Guitars

  • The Minnesotan trio Low was formed in 1993 and is often credited as pioneers of "slowcore" music.

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  • The best track on "Joy" is "Silver Rider," an ominous Olde Tyme creeper that explodes the boundaries between folk, back-porch country and '00s slowcore as if it were the most natural thing in the world.

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  • Aaaand, in relation to a lot of the genre discussions of late, I thought this post from one of the head honchos of the game was compelling in a lot of ways speed ascenders are people who try to run the game like an obstacle course, blowing through it in as quick of time as possible…my own needs in the game are much more…slowcore/shoegazing.

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  • Despite not knowing much of their stuff, they feel like a band of great comfort, leaving us kicking ourselves for not having familiarised ourselves with their slowcore, National-ish dark homeliness prior to their set.

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • Felix impressed with their stripped-down slowcore balladry (although the lack of strings was a minor disappointment) and hotly tipped French six-piece

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • Kadman brings its spare, heavy slowcore to the Metro Gallery with

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  • The Baltimore slowcore duo Wye Oak is one of the best acts to come out of the indie woodwork during my time at Idolator, and I'm pretty amped to hear their forthcoming album The Knot, which comes out on Merge Records this July.

    Idolator: Music News, Reviews, And Gossip

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