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48 Bands That Took 20 Or More Years Between Albums

What’s a legacy to a legend? For some, it’s a thing to be actively patrolled: endless tours, obligatory records, the noblesse oblige of the bassist getting to do the occasional side project. Constant existence, in other words. For others, it’s an ambient gift. You’ll always have a band to join; awestruck journalists will check o… More »

By: Brad Shoup / May 21, 2015 - 11:40 am

JEFF The Brotherhood – “Come In Alone” (My Bloody Valentine Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Later this month, JEFF The Brotherhood, the duo of fuzz-rocking Nashville hessian brothers, will release Dig The Classics, their EP of cannily chosen covers. The EP includes the band’s takes on songs from people like Beck and Teenage Fanclub. And below, we’ve got their version of My Bloody Valentine’s guitars-bending-through-light classic “Come In Alone,” a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 23, 2014 - 11:42 am

My Bloody Valentine Working On EP

My Bloody Valentine plan to record a new EP this fall. Explains Kevin Shields in a new NME report, the band will hit the studio in October or November to record songs that have been in the works since last year. Note that he didn’t mention any prospective release dates. Considering it took the cataclysmically… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 20, 2014 - 2:10 pm

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 50 Albums Of 2013

Starting today we’re rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum’s annual readers’ poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote for 2013’s best album, song, music video, new act, TV show, movie, and viral video. And you did! Thank you for listening! Best Album is the first category we’re revealing… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm

The 50 Best Albums Of 2013

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop’s Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year’s big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and immaculately produced and comforting pieces of throwbacky, slick pseudo-R&B. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” drove the narrative, but it also encompassed Bruno Mar… More »

By: Stereogum / December 3, 2013 - 10:58 am

Kevin Shields Says My Bloody Valentine Were Banned From Mercury Prize Consideration

Every year, the people behind the Barclaycard Mercury Prize get together to announce their pick for the best British album of the year, and it’s at least a little bit of a big deal over there. Earlier this week, the show’s organizers announced this year’s shortlist of nominees, and it included a bunch of great… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 13, 2013 - 11:10 am

My Bloody Valentine Announce Fall ’13 North American Tour

My Bloody Valentine have been playing reunion shows for a few years now, and they’re once again a going concern, with a great new album that you can actually buy. And just in case you haven’t already obliterated your hearing, or if you still have a few moments in the day when it doesn’t sound… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 9, 2013 - 12:46 pm

My Bloody Valentine Announce U.S. Tour

Earlier this year My Bloody Valentine released its first record in 21 years, m b v. Now in support of the album, the band has announced a tour of the U.S. All of My Bloody Valentine’s forthcoming dates are below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / June 9, 2013 - 11:24 am

Album Of The Week: My Bloody Valentine m b v

In the October 2012 issue of Esquire, there’s a fascinating profile of the magician Teller — the silent half of Penn & Teller — at the center of which is the story of how a magician named Bakardy had studied and discovered the secret behind one of Teller’s signature illusions, called Shadows, and was now… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 5, 2013 - 8:00 am

My Bloody Valentine – “She Found Now”

Kevin Shields’s internet connection seems to be in better shape at the moment, as folks are getting through to and actually downloading My Bloody Valentine’s new album m b v oh my god it’s all happening. So while you wait for your download to cue up and pull down, or while you continue contending… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 2, 2013 - 10:43 pm

Download My Bloody Valentine m b v

There was some teeth to Kevin Shields’s promises after all: Tonight, My Bloody Valentine unleash their first new album in over 20 years, the followup to 1991’s seminal shoegazer masterpiece Loveless. More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 2, 2013 - 7:42 pm

My Bloody Valentine New Album Could Be Released In “Two Or Three Days”; Hear New MBV Song

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 dam… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 27, 2013 - 9:12 pm

My Bloody Valentine Finish Mastering New Album

The Mayan calendar came to a close on 12/21/2012, the conclusion of a 5,125-year cycle. Coincidentally, we’ve been waiting approximately that long for My Bloody Valentine to deliver the follow-up to Loveless, and whammo, just as the Mayans predicted (and MBV reported on their Facebook page):… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 26, 2012 - 11:25 am

My Bloody Valentine Promise New Album Before Year’s End

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 i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 7, 2012 - 10:13 am

The Top 20 Albums We’ve Been Waiting For Forever

In the June 2, 2012 issue of the NME, Kevin Shields said the long-awaited third album from My Bloody Valentine –- the first since 1991’s classic Loveless –- is imminent. The UK mag quotes Shields as saying the album will be released “sooner rather than later,” perhaps even this year.

For more tha… More »

By: Lauretta Charlton / June 26, 2012 - 11:54 am

New My Bloody Valentine LP, EP For 2012?

Upon announcing MBV’s triumphant reunion five years ago, Kevin Shields said he was 75% done with the followup to his little record called Loveless. In a new round of press (via NME) to promote next week’s LP and EP reissues, Shields is saying this is also the year the world will hear brand new My… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 30, 2012 - 12:29 pm

My Bloody Valentine Reissue Details

Sony will reissue a whole slew of My Bloody Valentine releases this spring, including their two studio albums, Isn’t Anything and Loveless (which had a 20th birthday celebration not too long ago), as well as an EP collection that takes into account the EPs the band recorded between 1988 and 1991 (Feed Me With YourMore »

By: Corban Goble / March 22, 2012 - 5:30 pm

Loveless Turns 20

On 11/4/91, Creation Records released My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless. So, that’s the day responsible for the warped nature of a large chunk of your record collections! Book it. 20 is the sort of nice and round number that nostalgists crave, and few albums from the ’90s are so worthy of rear-view mirror fetishization. But the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 4, 2011 - 1:51 pm

Watch Memoryhouse Debut “Pale Blue,” Cover My Bloody Valentine

Memoryhouse did a session for, and they played a new song as part of this warm, well-filmed set. “Pale Blue” won’t be on their upcoming Suicide Squeeze single, but watching/listening to this clip is a soothing experience on its own. The watery blue and purple projections onto and behind the band, as well a… More »

By: jessica / October 6, 2010 - 5:10 pm

Violens Drop New Tunes, MBV/Byrds Mashup On New Mix

Violens is a band with great taste. That, and it’s not often a pop group can include Ulver and Burzum in their list of influences and find a way to back it up sonically. Outside the metal, their frozen blend of Durutti Column’s spacious post-punk chills, Prefab Sprout’s new wave atmospherics, Lilys-esque shoegaze-pop, and ’60… More »

By: brandon / December 10, 2009 - 10:43 am
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