My Bloody Valentine to release new album by end of the year

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My Bloody Valentine have hinted that their upcoming new album will be released by the end of 2012.

The record has been in the making for over 10 years but frontman Kevin Shields now seems ready to release it to the public.

Shields told NME:

“We’re halfway through mixing. I think with this record, people who like us will immediately connect with something. 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.”

 

Back in April, the singer told Mojo that the LP would be an “impressionistic album”, before stating the release to be 9 tracks in total.

The new record will be the shoegaze band’s first since 1991.