Posted in music on November 7, 2012

My Bloody Valentine

My Bloody Valentine frontman Kevin Shields has stated on more than one occasion that a followup to 1991's Loveless will be released, though it's been over two decades and the storied album remains unreleased. But in a new interview with NME, Shields is promising that we'll actually get the album by the end of 2012, and an EP with brand new material will follow shortly after. He says...

I think with this record, people who like us will immediately connect with something. Based on the very, very few people who've heard stuff - some engineers, the band, and that's about it - some 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 per cent necessary.
You'd think with two months left in 2012, if this is actually a reality, a release date would be set but you never know. Cross your fingers.

MBV has some international dates coming up, which are listed below.

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My Bloody Valentine -- 2013 Tour Dates
02/06 - Osaka, JP @ The Hatch
02/07 - Tokyo, JP @ Studio Coast
02/07 - Tokyo, JP @ Studio Coast
02/16-17 - Melbourne, AU @ ATP's I'll Be Your Mirror Melbourne
05/26-27 - Tokyo, JP @ Tokyo Rocks Music Festival

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Comments (25)

Yeah right.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 10:59 AM

He only said a new record by the end of the year. He never specified which year.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 11:02 AM

Axl Rose points, laughs, orders another sundae.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 11:03 AM

I love MBV, but fear this album will be terrible.

Posted by Doc Brown | November 7, 2012 11:05 AM

Seriously, who cares?! You know damn well it's going to be a complete and utter disaster. An old man that's been out of the loop for over 20 years thinks he's going to put out something relevant in this day and age??

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 11:06 AM

relevant ? when so many bands in the last 20 years have copped MBV's sound how can it not be relevant ?

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 11:11 AM

That headline is a serious fuck you to grammar.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 11:13 AM

Chinese Democracy was awesome!

Not really

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 11:21 AM

DOES ANYONE CARE ANYMORE? WHO CARES!

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 11:24 AM

they were great at the roseland...and the stuff shields has released after loveless I have really enjoyed...his album with patti smith was incredible..hoping for a us tour...NEEDS to see them again

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 11:31 AM

@11.24 : apparently a few people still care.
(I am not just talking about the 60,000 people who are going to see them in Japan next may).
But you can still go listen to Bruce Springsteen if you don't care about MBV.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 11:36 AM

I like Bruce and MBV. methinks 11:24 is probably a Grizzly Bear fan who doesn't realize they too were influenced by MBV..

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 11:53 AM

11:02 - Further, he never said a new album...he said a new record. That could just be a song or two.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 11:56 AM

my ears are still ringing from their last roseland concert......

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 11:58 AM

he compares it to loveless which is a full length so there you go..

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 12:35 PM

I was pissed back in 1992 when he said it would take 3 years .

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 12:59 PM

r they named sfter movie?

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 1:31 PM

LOL 11:03

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 1:47 PM

I read Kevin Shields spent over 3 years and $500,000 just recording the outgoing message on his voicemail.

Posted by Brian Farrelly | November 7, 2012 2:13 PM

Shields is a fat asshole who's afraid to commit to anything other than pumping up his own legacy and waistline. Loveless was great but I have zero interest in hearing its followup. Its been too long and that release would be irrelevant now. Learn something from the Beatles and pack up while youre ahead.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 2:17 PM

I think there is hope. Portishead's "Third" was released 10 years after the band's eponymous 2nd album, and it was quite excellent.

Also, these songs mostly consist of material, which was originally recorded back in the mid-90's. The story is that Shields was/is a perfectionist and wouldn't release the new material. Fast forward 20 years, while Shields was remastering Loveless and the EP's, he relistened to this "new" material and determined that it was actually better than most of the material on the EP's he was remastering. This realization prompted him to finish the album and release it. Like I said, I have hope.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 2:23 PM

Huzzah! Hopefully I can see them live again!

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Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 12:50 PM

Kevin Shields for the win.

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