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My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields promises new album by end of 2012

on November 07, 2012, 5:52pm

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Last night amidst all the election madness, Jimmy Kimmel Live! writer Eli Braden joked, “CNN projecting still no follow-up to My Bloody Valentine’s 1991 classic “Loveless”.” It would appear that he’ll be eating crow tonight, as frontman Kevin Shields has returned with a bombshell of an update.

While speaking with NME, Shields insisted he’ll make good on his promise set earlier this year and will finally drop the long, long, long, long, long awaited follow-up to 1991’s Loveless on his own website before this year’s end. What’s more, he’ll follow that release with another EP of brand new material.

“I think with this record, people who like us will immediately connect with something,” Shields said of any expectations. “Based on the very, very few people who’ve heard stuff – some engineers, the band, and that’s about it – some people think it’s stranger than ‘Loveless’. I don’t. I feel like it really frees us up, and in the bigger picture it’s 100 per cent necessary.”

In support of the releases, the band already has five dates lined up in Japan and Australia, including appearances at Tokyo Rocks Music Festival and ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror Melbourne. Consult the short itinerary below, and keep your eyes peeled for any more updates. We recommend these if it gets too tense.

My Bloody Valentine 2013 Tour Dates:
02/06 – Osaka, JP @ The Hatch
02/07 – Tokyo, JP @ Studio Coast
02/07 – Tokyo, JP @ Studio Coast
02/16-17 – Melbourne, AU @ ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror Melbourne
05/11-12 – Tokyo, JP @ Tokyo Rocks Music Festival