My Bloody Valentine To Finally Finish Their Third Album 21 Years LaterBy Travis Woods
If you thought Axl Rose took too long with Chinese Democracy, try this on for size: shoegaze gods My Bloody Valentine has been working on their third album, the follow-up to 1991’s Loveless, for 21 years without releasing a single shred of new music. Until 2012, that is—according to My Bloody Valentine frontman Kevin Shields.
Shields has announced that the band is planning of torrent of new music. First up, in on May 7, My Bloody Valentine will release remastered versions of the band’s two LPs, Isn’t Anything and Loveless, along with EPs 1988-1991, a rarities compilation.
Following that, the band is set to finally release the third album that it has been tweaking and working on since the 1990s, followed in short measure by an EP of new music as well.
Shields stated that impetus to finally release the third album came as he was digging into the My Bloody Valentine vaults for the rarities compilation, and while remastering Isn’t Anything and Loveless: ”I listened to the stacks of CDs and thought, ‘Shit, this is better than the unreleased tracks on the compilation.’ I decided it would be insane not to finish it.”
While Shields has been hinting at a release of the mysterious third album for several years, it seems like 2012 might finally be the big year for My Bloody Valentine. Fingers crossed.
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Source: Rolling Stone