As Pitchfork is quick to point out, Kevin Shields has been teasing the world about new My Bloody Valentine material for what seems like forever. But this recent announcement could have some weight given recent developments like the band playing out more and some true reissues finally coming out soon. At least, we're hoping that's the case, though of course we're not holding our collective breath.
Still you can't help but be moved by the following Q&A:
Pitchfork: What can you say about the new My Bloody Valentine material?
KS: Not much-- I need to finish it!
Pitchfork: Are you working on it with the whole band?
KS: Yeah, it's the same as always.
Pitchfork: How much did the 2008 reunion shows have to do with making this new album happen?
KS: A little. I'm just finishing a record that I had started in the 90s. It was going to be, like, the next record. But it was already after the band had half split up, and me and Bilinda [Butcher] were left. Then we got back together. We never broke up, technically; I left the band for legal reasons once, I had to. But other than that, I've always said that we were always going to make a record again. 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!
He also said: "You never know, we might finish it really quickly, and it might be up in a few months!" Damn it!
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