After 21 years, My Bloody Valentine have finally finished their new album. Last month, the band announced that their follow-up to Loveless would hit store shelves by the end of 2012. With just a few days left in the year, that seems unlikely. But one thing is for sure – the new record’s release is closer than ever.
It’s been a long, long time since My Bloody Valentine‘s last record. 21 years to be exact. But, that long-awaited follow-up to 1991′s Loveless might be released by the end of this year, according to the band’s frontman Kevin Shields.
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.
Hey BeatCravers! Above is a quick summary of the coverage of my first day at the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona. Stay tuned for more awesome videos (day two and day three) during the festival, and afterwards for less abridged footage of the bands and interviews.
Excitement is hard to contain for the upcoming Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Spain from May 28-30. The schedule has been released, and tickets are on sale right now. The schedule is ridiculously huge, with simultaneous shows of must-see bands spread out across no less than six stages. A quick look at the lineup immediately presents some difficult decisions.
Some of the highlights on Thursday 28 include Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Marnie Stern, The Jesus Lizard and The Bug. Friday, the Pitchfork stage looks like a good hangout, with The Mae Shi, but don’t stay put for long as you’ll also want to try and check out Shellac and Tokyo Sex Destruction. The festival schedule is available by artist name, stage, and day, or you can take a look at the full schedule (pdf). Tell us your favorite bands after the cut:
Living legends My Bloody Valentine played one of their last shows at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Wednesday. The line circled half the building and continued into the parking lot, but even the massive amount of bodies didn’t deter some from trying to buy tickets at the door and others from selling them there as well.
This was one of the loudest concerts I had ever been to. Upon entering the building, the security guards thrusted earplugs into my hands and told me that the band had requested we put them on. I already had three pairs in my bag, but what the hell? One more pair wouldn’t hurt. Continue Reading