Fans can expect two new releases from the iconic shoegaze band in the coming year, according to a recent interview with New York Times.
Today My Bloody Valentine released all their projects on streaming services for the first time since their sudden removal a few years prior. Their website also updated featuring links for fans to pre-order a re-issue of their vinyl, CD’s and merchandise.
Many fans rejoiced as they were finally able to hear their 2013 project ‘m b v’ for the first time officially. However, that is not the only surprise fans were in store for.
An interview with New York Time’s revealed that the band is working on not one, but two records set to release quite soon. The first of the two albums, according to Kevin Shields, My Bloody Valentine front man, is going to be “warm and melodic” while the other is going to be “more experimental and feature a “stark evolution” from his original “very traditional” writing process.
While those statements may sound vague Shields maintains that is the point. “I don’t want to give too much away because I could lay it out verbally, and then someone’s going to go, ‘That’s a really good idea.'” said Shields
The band is currently waiting on the right time to meet in Shield’s home studio to begin recording, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Belinda Butcher, the guitarist for My Bloody Valentine, told NYT over email that it would “probably be finished by the end of the year.”
While promises for a new release have been made in the past and never been fulfilled Shields has stated his view on timelines has dramatically changed since their last release which came eight years ago. “Time is a bit more precious…I don’t want to be 70-something wanting to make the next record after ‘m b v.’ I think it’d be cooler to make one now.”
It would seem fans have to hold out only a little bit longer until their favorite shoegaze band is ready to release music again.