Slowdive's 'Star Roving' Tops Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart

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Rachel Goswell of Slowdive performs at The Forum in London on Dec. 19, 2014.

The song marks the alt group's first release in 22 years.

British dream-pop group Slowdive rocketed to the top of the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart Thursday morning (Jan. 12) with "Star Roving," the band's first song released in 22 years. The song reached No. 1 on the chart at 8 a.m. ET Thursday, hours after it premiered on YouTube and other streaming services.

The Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart measures the real-time acceleration of conversation around artists and their music on Twitter.

The band also posted the song on its website, adding, "We really hope folks enjoy it, it's part of a bunch of new tracks we've been working on and it feels as fun, and as relevant playing together now as it did when we first started."

Slowdive was a staple of the '90s shoegaze scene. The group released three albums in the '90s, but never another after Pygmalion in early 1995. After a series of reunion shows and a comeback tour in 2014, the band announced that it was working on new music, via the Dead Oceans label. "Star Roving" is the first track from the group's forthcoming album.

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