The dam is open: in an extensive interview with Pitchfork, the My Bloody Valentine frontman says more new material will follow the band’s first new album in 21 years.
After waiting over two decades for m b v, fans of My Bloody Valentine might not have to wait that long for new material from the band. Shields says that three m b v offcuts “will come out sometime,” including one that is “chord-based,” one “rhythmic-based,” and one similar to album track ‘She Found Now’.
More interestingly, Shields says that — along with analog remasters of Loveless and Isn’t Anything — “the main plan for next year is to make a new record.”
“The next step is to make an EP of all-new material. I’m also going to re-master Loveless and Isn’t Anything and all the EPs in analog to make pure analog cuts, which has never happened before. And I hate to say this because we haven’t set it up yet, but we want to do a site where everyone who bought a record would be able to stream various other things we put up, like an old recording of when I first experimented with pitch-bending back in ‘81. People could get a clearer version of how we wound up where we did. It seems more mysterious based on the records that were released because it seems like we went from a Cramps/Birthday Party band, to a noisy Jesus and Mary Chain indie pop band, to what we became in ‘88. But if you hear what we did before that, you can see how we were just playing around. It’s not what it seems.”
Considering the band’s track record, he understands fans’ skepticism that these projects will see the light of day. “They were also skeptical that we would ever release this record, or play another gig,” he says. “Skepticism is only a time-based reality, and as an ultimate reality, it’s always wrong, because everything always happens. It’s semantics. Musically, I just think in terms of what’s next. There’s a lot of things I’ve always dreamed of doing, and I hope I get to them before I get too deaf.”