As promised, shoegaze legends My Bloody Valentine delivered some news today, announcing that the band’s “full catalog” is now streaming, and vinyl reissues of 1988’s Isn’t Anything, 1991’s Loveless, 2013’s m b v will be released in May.
But bandleader Kevin Shields dropped even bigger news in an interview with The New York Times published this morning: My Bloody Valentine plans to record two new albums.
“Time is a bit more precious,” he told the Times. “I don’t want to be 70-something wanting to make the next record after m b v. I think it’d be cooler to make one now.”
Shields told the newspaper they’ll begin recording once they can all gather at his home studio in Ireland, though if that ends up not being possible they’ll look at recording remotely. He said the first of the two new records will be “warm and melodic,” with the second being more experimental.
Guitarist-vocalist Bilinda Butcher told the Times: “They’ll probably be finished by the end of the year.”
As for the reissues, they’re due out on May 21 via the band’s new deal with the Domino label. The albums are being released in standard and deluxe vinyl pressings, with Isn’t Anything and Loveless newly mastered in “AAA” analog for the deluxe editions and mastered from hi-res uncompressed files for the standard LPs, the band says. Both editions of m b v use fully analog cuts, according to the group.
The albums are all also being reissued on CD, along with the 2012 compilation EP’s 1988-1991 and Rare Tracks. All of the releases can be pre-ordered through the band’s website.
As for streaming, the band says it has put its full catalog on streaming services, but in the U.S. that only means the addition of m b v, as Isn’t Anything and Loveless already were streaming, along with the Tremolo and Glider EPs. The band’s other EPs aren’t streaming in North America because Warner Bros. still holds those rights, according to the Times.
Read the full interview with Shields at nytimes.com.
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