Thurston Moore's New Day: Inside His Upbeat Rock & Roll LP

September 11, 2014

"Playing with this group made me want to create something really positive, because the music was really positive," Thurston Moore says. "Originally, the working title was Detonation, which has a different vibe to it." He laughs. The group that put...


My Bloody Valentine Returning to the Studio This Fall

June 22, 2014

It's been a little over a year since My Bloody Valentine released their long-awaited third LP, mbv, but it looks like the band will be back with more sometime soon. In an interview with NME this week, frontman Kevin Shields revealed that the band is planning...


Shoegaze Documentary Premieres This Spring

May 10, 2014

Beautiful Noise, a kickstarter-funded documentary that traces the development of shoegaze music through its top practitioners including My Bloody Valentine, the Jesus and Mary Chain and the Cocteau Twins, will get its premiere at the end of the month,...



My Bloody Valentine Wrap 'mbv' Tour

November 13, 2013

According to legend, when My Bloody Valentine played a London club in 1991, the extreme and prolonged volume of their customary encore "You Made Me Realise" created such a strong physical response in one concert-goer that he crapped his pants. True,...


Best Albums of 2013 (So Far)

June 28, 2013

From Daft Punk ditching EDM to Kanye assaulting our ears to surprise comebacks from My Bloody Valentine, Justin Timberlake and David Bowie, 2013's been a great year for albums – and we're only halfway through it. Here's an unranked list of the year's...


Is That A Bullet In Your Pocket?

February 12, 2013

Reviewing the week’s new releases is always tough the day after the Grammy Awards have taken place! After spending last night spellbound by the raw talents assembled onstage—by definition the prior year’s very finest—how can any...


My Bloody Valentine Release Long-Awaited New Album

February 2, 2013

After a long and agonizing wait, My Bloody Valentine have finally released their third album, marking the band's first new record in 22 years. Titled mbv, the album follows distantly on the heels of 1991's critically acclaimed Loveless. Frontman...


My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Top FYF Fest

August 26, 2013

FYF Fest turned 10 years old this year, and, my, how it's grown. Founded by promoter Sean Carlson, the Los Angeles festival started out as a DIY production in the city's Echo Park neighborhood. In the time since, it's moved to a bigger location (the 32-acre...


My Bloody Valentine Bring the Noise in London

March 13, 2013

If quiet really is the new loud, someone forgot to tell My Bloody Valentine. The reunited band's Tuesday night London show was certainly heavy on volume, if surprisingly light on new material. Staff handed out earplugs to 5,000 fans on arrival at Hammersmith...

Album Review


February 8, 2013

Did My Bloody Valentine really need to make another album, 22 years after their guitar-monster classic Loveless? Kevin Shields has been working on the follow-up five years longer than James Joyce spent writing Finnegans Wake. Yet nobody was really prepared...



My Bloody Valentine Finished With New Album

December 26, 2012

My Bloody Valentine announced on their Facebook page on Monday that they have completed their new record. "On [December 21st] we finished mastering the new album!" the alt-rockers wrote. The new LP is their first since 1991's Loveless, though they released...


My Bloody Valentine to Release New Music This Year

April 30, 2012

My Bloody Valentine singer-guitarist Kevin Shields has revealed that the influential shoegaze band will release new music this year, NME reports. Shields says that the band's long-awaited third album, which was started in the mid-1990s, will be released...


My Bloody Valentine to Reissue Catalog

March 22, 2012

Iconic shoegaze band My Bloody Valentine will finally reissue its influential back catalog on May 7th. In addition to expanded packages of 1988's Isn't Anything and 1991's Loveless, the quartet's four cherished EPs will be collected for the first time...


#RSFans Wants to Know: Your My Bloody Valentine Memories and Favorite U2 Tunes

May 7, 2012

Tomorrow, ahead of their first new music in over 20 years, pioneering shoegaze band My Bloody Valentine will reissue remastered versions of their albums Isn't Anything and Loveless, as well as the singles compilation EP's 1988-1991.With their...


My Bloody Valentine Album in the Works

April 7, 2012

A new My Bloody Valentine album might be on its way soon, singer and guitarist Kevin Shields revealed in an interview with Pitchfork. While the shoegazers are reissuing a string of albums from their back catalog on May 7th, this would be the first new...


Oasis, My Bloody Valentine Collectibles for Sale

February 23, 2012

Creation Records co-founder Alan McGee, who helped set Britpop in motion with the Jesus and Mary Chain, Oasis, My Bloody Valentine and many other bands, is selling his vast collection of memorabilia. The trove includes records, photos, periodicals, artwork,...



Four Albums Phish Might Play on Halloween

October 21, 2010

With just ten days to go until Phish's Halloween concert in Atlantic City, speculation over what classic album they'll perform in its entirety, as is the band's tradition, has reached a fever pitch. Last year the band created an elaborate web page with...



Day 2: My Bloody Valentine, Arctic Monkeys Rock All Points West

August 2, 2009

Is there any sight that warms the heart of a rock band more than a sea of upraised middle fingers? That's the scene that greeted recently reformed British shoegaze pioneers My Bloody Valentine midway through their Saturday night set at All Points West...


Coachella '09 Headline With My Bloody Valentine, Cure, Public Enemy

April 20, 2009

The man in the front row wearing a Trojans condoms T-shirt had just one thing to yell over and over again as My Bloody Valentine unleashed ear-shattering noise and melody on the final night of this year's Coachella Music and Arts Festival: "Play louder!"...


All Points West's Best: 24 Can't-Miss Sets

July 28, 2009

The thing that makes All Points West, the New Jersey festival currently celebrating its second year, so special is its knack for pairing your favorite bands with your new favorite bands. To get this out of the way immediately, write down the following...