Kevin Shields says My Bloody Valentine “100% will” have a new album in 2018
Earlier this week, My Bloody Valentine‘s Colm Ó Cíosóig confirmed that MBV were working on a new album, and now in a new interview with Pitchfork, band leader Kevin Shields said “we one hundred percent will” have it out in 2018. He continues:
Basically, the record started off as an EP, and I realized it has to be, like, a mini-album, because it’s going to be at least 40 minutes long. So it’s going to be an album, but I don’t really know how many tracks it’s going to be. It’ll probably be seven or eight, by the looks of it.
He also added, “We’re trying to do gigs starting in the summer. We’re going to play live again, so that’s always a really good way to guarantee that we’ll get the record done.”
He also talked about the all-analog reissues of Isn’t Anything and Loveless, which are due out in January. Here’s an excerpt of why he decided to do a single disc for the reissue instead of a 2LP set:
I wanted it to actually be played the way it was originally conceived, which is basically an A and B side: Loveless is like a mirror image of itself on each side. It works as a continuous thing. That’s where I got a little nuts, but it was one of the things that I got right [initially]. The obvious thing to do in this day and age would be to cut it onto two vinyls. That’s something I will do someday, just for the pure sound quality. But from the perspective of listening to it, I didn’t want that to be the only version that people had access to, because it just breaks it up. There are compromises.
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The new My Bloody Valentine will be the followup to 2013’s m b v, which came 22 years after Loveless.