Although we’ve already reported on remastered versions of My Bloody Valentine albums, which are set for release on May 7, a Pitchfork interview with guitarist Kevin Shields suggests that new material from the band might actually see the light of day. Shields told the website that he was working on “My Bloody Valentine stuff” with the band.
“I’ve always said that we were always going to make a record again,” Shields said in the interview. “You never know, we might finish it really quickly, and it might be up in a few months! I tend to work really quickly, suddenly, and I might be willing to do that right now. We’ll see!”
If you don’t count a few compilation tracks, this would be the band’s first new material since 1991’s Loveless, our No. 8 album of the ‘90s. But it wouldn’t be the first time Shields has mentioned new material since the band’s reformation in 2007. As Billboard reported, Shields announced that he was “3/4 finished” with an album that sounds much like this release.
“It sounds like what we sounded like—different but not radically different,” he said in 2007. “People will go, ‘Yeah, it sounds like My Bloody Valentine.’”
Keep checking back for updates on the album.