My Bloody Valentine Release New Album ‘m b v’ + Launch Website
Update: My Bloody Valentine's new website has launched, and the band's long-awaited new album, titled 'm b v,' is officially for sale. The record is available in three formats: vinyl ($30.50), CD ($22) and digital download ($16). The first two options come with instant downloads, and fans have the additional option of choosing the file type: 16bit CD-quality WAV files, 320kbps MP3 or 24bit 96 K WAV.
For much of Saturday night (Feb. 2), the "buy now" button was a dead link, presumably due to traffic, but the site eventually began working properly, treating the patient -- are there any other kind of MBV fans? -- to the legendary shoegaze group's first album since 1991's 'Loveless.' The full 'm b v' tracklist is below.
"The vinyl has been recorded, mixed and mastered in analogue," the front page reads. "It is manufactured on 180 gram vinyl and comes in a gatefold sleeve with the CD in a card wallet. The vinyl will be limited due to manufacturing restrictions."
The official artwork is above, and the CD and LP feature "similar versions" of that design. Those who purchased the vinyl edition were informed the package would ship Feb. 22, and that transit time could run 14 to 28 days -- which is nothing, considering Kevin Shields has been working on the album since the Clinton administration.
'm b v' tracklist:
'she found now'
'who sees you'
'is this and yes'
'if i am'
'in another way'
Original post: My Bloody Valentine will release a new album tonight (Feb. 2) and launch a brand-new website, the band announced today via its Facebook page. The news -- accompanied by what may be the album art (left) -- comes nearly a week after mastermind Kevin Shields said the long-awaited follow-up to 1991's 'Loveless' might drop "in two or three days," a deadline he subsequently missed, though apparently not by much.
"We are preparing to go live with the new album/website this evening. We will make an announcement as soon as its up," the post reads.
"New album" is something of misnomer, as Shield has reportedly been working on the disc for the last two decades. He said at one point he'd compiled more than 60 hours of music, and in November 2012, after years of teasing fans with the prospect of fresh shoegazey goodness, he promised the record would emerge before the end of the year. That deadline came and went, but now fans have new reason to hold their breath with anticipation -- and to spend Saturday night in front of their computers, hitting refresh on the MBV website and waiting for this thing to drop.