Whoa: New My Bloody Valentine Album Due Out This Year

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OK, what? Kevin Shields has been promising us a new My Bloody Valentine album since reuniting the band back in 2007. (Well, technically, he has in fact been teasing a new MBV release since the mid-’90s.) So, while we usually take each morsel of news with a grain of salt, it’s November 7, 2012 and we are living in a more optimistic world: Barack Obama has been re-elected, recreational marijuana is legal in two states, gay marriage is legal in two more, and there’s a new My Bloody Valentine album due out in time for New Year’s.

Shields has announced to NME that the album will be available via his website by the end of the year, with an EP of even newer stuff on the way in 2013. “I think with this record, people who like us will immediately connect with something,” he told the magazine. “Based on the very, very few people who’ve heard stuff – some engineers, the band, and that’s about it – some people think it’s stranger than Loveless. I don’t. I feel like it really frees us up, and in the bigger picture it’s 100 per cent necessary.” While we’d certainly welcome “stranger than Loveless,” we’d also be fine with “less out-there than Loveless” or even “pretty much exactly like Loveless” — whatever it takes to have more My Bloody Valentine albums to listen to, really. [via Stereogum]