My Bloody Valentine New Album 2013

The follow-up to My Bloody Valentine’s classic Loveless topped our list of 2013′s Most Anticipated Albums — although, if we’re being honest, it would have topped our list of the most anticipated albums in any given year over the past two decades. Yet more and more, it looks like we’re going to get the damn thing sooner than later (to the extent the release of an album 21 years in the making can be called “sooner”). Mastering of MBV LP3 was completed in late 2012, and according to NME, Kevin Shields announced tonight — at a show at Brixton’s Electric — that the new album “might be out in two or three days.” We’ve heard unrealistic timeframes from Shields in the recent past, but nothing so immediate, so … holy shit?

To further whet our already voracious and unrealistic appetities, the band performed a new song at tonight’s show: “Rough Song”; we’ve got footage here. Of course it’s great. Watch, listen.

[Thanks to Michael_ for the "Rough Song" video]

Comments (53)
  1. I’ll believe it when I hear it this week. And even when/if I do hear it this week, I still probably won’t believe it.

    But for now, let me just say:

  2. If this is true, I may find myself “coming down with the flu” here in the next few days and have to skip a day of work. Ya know, for health reasons.

  3. I never doubted it would happen. Best news ever…

  4. My Bloody Valentine is like a comet that passes through the night sky every so, brightening the world.

  5. An MBV album released during my lifetime?

  6. this song sounds pretty great. Can something happen with this or am going to have to go through the rest of my life with Kevin Shields teasing us about a new album every few years and never coming out with it?

    • His teases have always been longthier generalizations in terms of years, but never days. If nothing happens in two or three days, he’s really going to have the label of the music world’s biggest wolf crier on him and I can’t imagine anybody will ever believe another thing he says from there on out.

  7. Should just waited two weeks and dropped it on Valentine’s Day. I mean, what’s two weeks compared to 21 years?

    Plus I’d have a date for Valentine’s Day! I’d take the downloaded version out to a nice restaurant, run the headphone cord from across the table. Laugh, cry and smile my way through dinner. Then take the album home, get under the covers and make sweet passionate love to it.

    Well… I guess if it comes out in two days this could still happen. Wow. Never thought I’d ever be pumped for Valentine’s Day…

  8. seems like its finally happening ;) they will pull a massive portishead style return to glory. 3rd was worth the wait in spades and no doubt even though the waiting was immensely difficult, will be gloriously worth it.

  9. it’s a nice song though as well to boot. God only knows how wonderfully and deliriously trippy it will sound in the studio :)

  10. THANK YOU SHOEGAZE GOD!!

  11. Come on, Web Sheriff; what do you think I’m going to do? Listen to this song, figure out how to perform it, record my own version and sell it before the album gets released?

    Audio over here: http://bubblegumcage3.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/01-rough-song-live.mp3

  12. NEW LINK PLZ

  13. I check every music site I know several times a day in anticipation. I CAN’T HANDLE THE WAITING ANYMORE

  14. Massive news! Can’t wait.

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