It really is morning in America! It’s been rumored for about one bazillion years, but now Kevin Shields is saying that My Bloody Valentine’s new album is just about ready and that it’ll be out by the end of the year. It’s November now! That means we’ll get the 21-years-later follow-up to Loveless sometime in the next eight weeks! Thanks, Obama!
Shields tells NME that he’ll release the as-yet-untitled Loveless follow-up on his website by year’s end, and that they’ll also have another EP of new material soon afterward. Here’s how he describes the new record: “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% necessary.” Dog, it’s been 100% necessary since like 1992.
In other MBV news, they’ll be headlining Japan’s Tokyo Rocks festival next May, so it seems like there’s a decent chance of more shows, as well.