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My Bloody Valentine Ready New Album

Reclusive English “shoegazers” My Bloody Valentine prepare to step out from the shadows

 

By Alex Baker

 

In the late Eighties and early Nineties, My Bloody Valentine were at the forefront of the English “shoegaze” scene that also included such bands as Ride, Lush, Slowdive, and pre-Britpop Blur.

 

The term “shoegaze” itself was coined to describe the way bands stood frozen like statues onstage staring at their feet from behind large, floppy bangs.

 

Even though they were arguably poised for greatness at the time, MBV failed to sell many records. Which is too bad considering the lush enticing sonic guitarscapes they crafted on albums like Isn’t Anything and Loveless.

 

They were such a money-suck for their label Creation Records, that it took signing Oasis in 1994 to cover My Bloody Valentine’s losses. Dropped by Creation, MBV were nonetheless signed to Island and disappeared into the studio, seemingly to never return.

 

Until now that is.

 

The famously-reclusive psychedelic indie group has resurfaced and announced the completion of their first new studio album since Loveless in 1991.

 

According to a post on the band’s Facebook page, mastering on the new album was finished on December 21. While guitarist/bandleader had previously indicated the new album would drop before the end of the year, it now seems likely that it will be released in early 2013.

 

As of now, no official release date or title for the album has been announced.

 

 

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