Kevin Shields has lied and betrayed us before. A few years ago when My Bloody Valentine reunited, he said they were headed back into the studio to work on a new record, which he expected to have completed within a few months. Well, it’s been like 4 years and we’ve gotten nothing. Then this past fall, Shields popped up once again in an interview and said that the new MBV album would be out before the end of 2012. Knowing by this point not to trust his grand estimations of things, perhaps the smart move was to not get our hopes up too much. Then came the announcement on December 21st that the new album was officially done with the mastering process. In other words, they could well have uploaded the files to their digital distribution server and put an mp3 version of the record for sale the very next morning. Again, they did not do that, and the end of 2012 passed without the new MBV record. But the question remained: when would that album finally see the light of day? If you’re believing Kevin Shields this time, the answer is “in the next 2-3 days.” That’s what he told the crowd at a show last night, where the band also performed a new song. Video of it being performed was all over the internet for a short period before it was removed by the band’s label. And so we wait. Will there be a new My Bloody Valentine album out before the end of this week? The moment I hear about it, I’ll make sure you hear about it. In the meantime, let’s all listen to some fresh tracks as part of your daily dose of Pick Your Poison. Thumbs up today goes to tracks from ADR, Dark Colour, Elite Gymnastics’ remix of How to Dress Well, Knocking Ghost, Mister Lies and Photo Ops. In the Soundcloud section (after the jump), stream some excellent tracks from Kilo Kish, MS MR and thenewno2.
Simon Deer – Maggie Fargo
Emily Hearn – Rooftop
Heloise and the Savoir Faire – Time Lords
Kilo Kish – Creepwave (ft. Flatbush Zombies)
MS MR – Fantasy
thenewno2 – Never Too Late (ft. Liela Moss and Thorunn Antonia)
Vuvuvultures – Stay Still