Eight years after the shoegaze pioneers’ last album, the band is bringing its catalog to streaming services, reissuing records on vinyl and recording two new albums.
Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine granted The New York Times a rare interview, published today, on the occasion of signing a deal with Domino Music. The back catalog is included, and the 2013 album m b v appeared on streaming platforms for the first time. That’s good, because everyone pretty much forgot about m b v, probably because it was never streaming (sad but true).
Kev also promises two new ‘back-to-back’ albums, a promise I’ll take with a grain of salt. There’s also this bit that gave me a chuckle:
“My nieces and nephews — they would complain to me, because when they would try and show their friends, they can’t find it anywhere,” Shields said. “They’re like, ‘Why are you so purposely obscure? You know, it seems stupid.’ That kind of stuff that made me think, ‘Yeah, I guess my perception of the world isn’t the world.’ There’s a whole world out there I know nothing about.”