My Bloody Valentine Are Actually Releasing A New Album

Their first record since 1991 will finally come out in a few weeks. No, really! This is not a joke.

1. My Bloody Valentine announced late last week on their Facebook page that they finished mastering a new album.

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2. An announcement like that would normally be kinda zzzzz, but it’s a very big deal since their last record came out in 1991, and it was “Loveless,” one of the most influential rock albums of the past 30 years.

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3. It’s easy to say that any beloved old record is a “classic,” but it’s actually hard to understate the impact of “Loveless.” The fact that the band have been silent ever since has only increased the album’s mystique.

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4. My Bloody Valentine mastermind Kevin Shields has been working on a followup to “Loveless” since the mid-’90s, but being a notorious perfectionist, he’s scrapped several drafts over the years.

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5. In the time since, Shields has done some remixes, and been a member of Primal Scream.

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6. Shields also contributed some new songs to the “Lost in Translation” soundtrack.

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7. My Bloody Valentine were effectively defunct as a band until 2008, when they went out on a reunion tour.

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8. Shields announced the new MBV album back in November in an interview with NME, revealing that he plans to release the new album through his website.

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9. Bassist Debbie Googe talked to Drowned in Sound last year and explained that the new album is almost entirely made of parts written and performed by Shields.

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h/t: Pitchfork

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