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. Full details right here.
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Legendary noise merchants My Bloody Valentine took to social media today to tease… well, something… that will be happening on March 31. Could it be a new record from Kevin Shields and Co., a relatively quick follow-up to 2013’s 22-years-in-the-making third album mbv?
My Bloody Valentine today announced a short U.S. tour around its previously confirmed appearance at FYF Fest in Los Angeles this July, a six-date run of shows that will include stops in Seattle, Oakland, Calif., St. Paul, Minn., Chicago, Philadelphia and New York City. See full dates right here.
The time has come once again, it appears, to dust off our old MBV Watch feature, as rumors now are swirling about reclusive guitar-noise genius Kevin Shields being at work on a new My Bloody Valentine album — the follow-up to 2013’s mbv — for release sometime next year. Here’s what we know.
My Bloody Valentine will return to the U.S. for the first time since 2009 when the band co-headlines, along with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the 2013 installment of FYF Fest in Los Angeles this August, organizers announced this week. The festival is set for Aug. 24-25 in L.A. State Historic Park.
So it appears “maybe two or three days” meant closer to a week, but Kevin Shields has kept good to his word as My Bloody Valentine tonight released the band’s 22-years-in-the-making follow-up to Loveless, a 9-track album called mbv that, upon news of its release, crashed the MBV site preventing anyone from hearing it for hours.
After announcing just before Christmas that their new album had just been mastered, My Bloody Valentine took the stage tonight in London for the first live date of the year, with Kevin Shields surprising fans by answering a heckler with news news that it could be released in “maybe two or three days.”
My Bloody Valentine delivered a Christmas surprise to fans, announcing on Facebook this evening that the band finished mastering its 21-years-in-the-making follow-up to the 1991 classic ‘Loveless’ three days ago. Whether the record still will be released online before year’s end, as Kevin Shields pledged, remains to be seen.
It was shocking enough when the long-delayed reissues of My Bloody Valentine’s two studio albums finally were released earlier this year, but now frontman Kevin Shields claims he’ll release the 21-year-in-the-making follow-up to ‘Loveless’ by the end of the year — and will follow that up with an EP of even newer music.
Now that My Bloody Valentine’s long-delayed reissues are finally out, the Analog Loyalist who runs the Power of Independent Trucking blog says there’s a packaging foul-up with ‘Loveless’: the two discs, featuring separate masterings of the 1991 album, are reversed.
This week’s new releases include — at long last — the reissues of My Bloody Valentine’s two studio albums, plus a compilation of EPs and unreleased tracks, as well as the new self-titled debut from Heavy Blanket, a project that finds Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis playing ‘psych-drenched instrumental blues jams.’
With My Bloody Valentine’s reissues now due out in a little more than a week, Sony today offered up the first photographic evidence of their existence, posting photos of the what purports to be the packaging of the two reissues and the new ‘EPs 1988-1991’ compilation on the band’s Facebook page.
After years of delays, Sony Music today announced that remastered version of My Bloody Valentine’s two albums — 1988′s ‘Isn’t Anything’ and 1991’s ‘Loveless’ — finally will be released this May alongside the new 2CD set ‘EPs 1988-1991,’ which will compile EPs, B-sides and three previously unreleased tracks.
It’s good news/bad news for My Bloody Valentine fans: The endlessly delayed reissue of 1988’s ‘Isn’t Anything’ and 1991’s ‘Loveless’ — the latter featuring an unreleased alternate mix by Kevin Shields — no longer have release dates, but Sony Music is planning to release an MBV disc entitled ‘EPs 1988-1991’ this spring.