In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Kevin Shields has shared more details of the upcoming My Bloody Valentine album, which he recently said will “one hundred percent” be out next year. Comparing it to the band’s 2013 album mbv, he said, “This one is like if somebody took that and dropped some acid on it or created a dimensional clash or something. It’s more all over the place.” He also noted that he doesn’t plan on doing a surprise release, as they did with the previous album: “I want it to be more organized.”
In December, Kevin Shields will perform at Sigur Rós’ inaugural Norður og Niður festival. In his interview with RS, Shields indicated that he’ll play shows with MBV next year: “It helps make the album; it helps realize it,” he explained. He previously told Pitchfork that touring is “always a really good way to guarantee that we’ll get the record done.” Read the full interview, which also includes a discussion about Shields’ recent Brian Eno collaboration, here.
Early next year, My Bloody Valentine will release the long-awaited “all analog vinyl versions” of their first two albums, Isn’t Anythingand Loveless. Read Pitchfork’s new interview with Kevin Shields about the reissues.
Watch Pitchfork’s “Liner Notes” on Loveless: