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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

My Bloody Valentine Vow to Release New Album This Year (Uh-huh)

Posted by on Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Via Stereogum

My Bloody Valentine genius Kevin Shields told NME that his band will issue the loooooong-awaited follow-up to their paradigm-shifting 1991 classic Loveless before 2012 expires. The shoegaze-rock deity also hinted that an EP of even newer material will materialize in 2013. We've been promised new MBV music so often and for so long that I, for one, have built up a near-impenetrable shield (rimshot) of skepticism toward any such announcements. But I'm holding out a sliver of hope—well, it worked for Obama.

Of the as-yet-untitled album, Shields says, "[S]ome people think it’s stranger than Loveless. I don’t. I feel like it really frees us up, and in the bigger picture it’s 100% necessary.” Representatives for the bigger picture concur with this statement.

Also, MBV will be headlining Japan’s Tokyo Rocks festival in May 2013.


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Dave, do you have a recommendation on whether it's worth getting those recently remastered CDs of Loveless, Isn't Anything and the EPs? They go for about $25 new at Easy Street and I'm tempted, but I've read mixed reviews online.
Posted by aiff on November 7, 2012 at 10:47 PM · Report this
Summerisle 2
Aiff, I have the EP collection and it sounds good to me. I'm curious about the other two. The reviews I agree are mixed.
Posted by Summerisle on November 7, 2012 at 10:59 PM · Report this
bunnypuncher 3
Will continue to hope and pray it comes out, won't believe it until it's in my hands.
Posted by bunnypuncher on November 8, 2012 at 12:23 AM · Report this
@1 I've not heard those reissued remasters. Sorry.
Posted by Dave Segal on November 8, 2012 at 11:17 AM · Report this

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