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Finally, a band reunion (almost) we can (sorta) get behind:
Kevin Shields, leader of influential shoegaze powerhouse My Bloody Valentine, has confirmed the band will release a new record by the end of the year, its first since 1991’s landmark Loveless. But don’t expect much in the way of new recordings. It’s going to be tracks from Loveless’s aborted follow-up and some rarities. Shields’s last outing was doing the sound track for Sofia Coppola’s Oscar-nominated 2003 film Lost in Translation. This makes me excited, because I’ve been looking for an excuse to post pictures of Scarlett Johansson. Not only does increase hits to the site, it’s also yet another chance to be a lecherous goon.
I don’t know much about MBV, other than a lot of the young people I know that do nose- and vein-related drugs swear by them. You know, hard-working folks like you and me, taking apart perfectly good televisions at 3 a.m. I also can tell you Spin magazine thinks they are more influential than Robert Johnson. I hear Loveless in smoky bathrooms in humid apartments, surrounded by persons wearing purple jeans and motorcycle boots, where I always feel like the token “square’ extra in an Andy Warhol movie. – Craig Hlavaty