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Post by JohaN » Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:15 am

anyone seen this, then?
New My Bloody Valentine Album Due This Year??
HOLY CRAP, GUYS
Looks like this Kevin Shields fellow is a man of his word, huh? In the January/February 2007 issue of Magnet magazine, as previously reported, Shields promised that some band he's part of called My Bloody Valentine were "100% going to make another...record unless we die or something."

Today comes word that Shields wasn't just pulling our whammy bars, as the Vice-associated (UPDATE: Not associated, just good friends with Vice Records' Adam Shore) Daily Swarm has revealed bits from a interview with Shields-- set to air on a forthcoming episode of Vice's vbs.tv program "Soft Focus"-- in which the shoegaze godfather and fanclub president* confirms that the new album is being made, and what's more, it's supposed to come out this year.

Speaking to "Soft Focus" host and DC scene mainstay Ian Svenonius, here's Kevin: "We were making a record in the 90s, around when the band broke up in 1995...and I continued with Bilinda [Butcher, guitarist/vocalist]. We kinda made...most of an album...

"[The new album is] going to be this 96/97 half-finished record finished, and then a compilation of stuff we did before that in 1993–94, and a little bit of new stuff.

"I pretty much know what the one that's going to come out this year is going to sound like because it's already pretty much three-quarters done already...it sounds like what we sounded like-- different but not radically different. People will go, 'Yeah, it sounds like My Bloody Valentine.'"

That is, one presumes, after people catch their breath and pick their melted minds up off the floor.

Until the full interview airs on November 12, that's really all we have to go off. So what did we learn today? That My Bloody Valentine are indeed back together in some configuration or another. That they've recorded new material. That they have at least two releases on the way, one of which may very well come out this year. And, last but not least, that Loveless has a follow-up and IT WILL SOON TOUCH THE EARS OF HUMANKIND.

Wooooooooooooo!

Oh yeah, no word yet on all that reunion tour chatter, but consider this-- along with the reactivated MBV website-- a very good sign.

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Post by a layer of chips » Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:43 am

Why is Shields in secret trysts with the singer from the Make-Up? The shoegazing scene demands an answer.

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Post by lilialien » Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:09 pm

I saw SPC Echo last saturday, at the AC30 christmas gig.
so flipping weird to see Dean Garcia and Debbie...
the singer and one of the guitarrist are Dean's children!
it was a good set, though, they sounded a bit like Cocteau Twins with loud guitars ...

Pete's set (from Adorable) was quite funny, he played some silly covers.

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Post by peechee » Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:49 pm

[quote="billbones80"]I'm really getting into My Bloody Valentine at the moment, Loveless. Also Sigur Ros although they're more expansive....

Anyone got any recommendations I mean obviously slowdive and Ride but other bands?


I would obviously recommend Time.Space.Repeat as I've just put out their new song as a download(sorry to repeat myself/spam again).Here's the vid:
[url=http://tinyurl.com/yquony]http://tinyurl.com/yquony[/url][/quote]

For old bands, i might suggest you try Lilys, Ecstacy of St. Theresa, Secret Shine, Smashing Orange, Medicine or All natural Lemon & Lime Flavors. There are many more, but there'll certainly fill your databanks for now.

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Post by a layer of chips » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:22 am

This has made me feel so much better this morning.

Marvel at the patented shoegaze video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwVGPtNT ... re=related

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Post by billbones80 » Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:39 am

What about Lush?Can people tell me which album of there's is the best?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lush_%28band%29

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Post by soft revolution » Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:48 am

Split is fantastic, Light from a Dead Star is a fine song. I really like Undertow too.

Lovelife is good for entirely different reasons - they went a bit Britpop but it's worth getting for several songs including the Jarvis Cocket duet.
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Post by lilialien » Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:41 pm

billbones80 wrote:What about Lush?Can people tell me which album of there's is the best?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lush_%28band%29
I love their debut album... and the collection of b sides etc, called Gala.

I'm so thrilled: got my MBV tickets for Manchester!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Cedric » Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:48 am

I recomend Alcest. Shoegaze with french vocals and mild metal influence :D
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Post by a layer of chips » Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:25 pm

I can't remember if I posted this Blind Mr Jones Track before, but it's gorgeous.

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Post by Cedric » Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:17 am

Dykehouse - funny name, great music.
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Post by shaved head thrills » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:30 am

the nightblooms. best. best. best!
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Post by postalblue » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:26 pm

I wonder why so many of the shoegazers turned into rock bands (namely Ride and the Boo Radleys). It's like they thought (Ride especifically), since we're ripping off 60's psychedelia/folk rock, let's follow their evolution now into the 70's and get some hard rock going. Carnival of Light was atrocious, but they had to go and release Tarantula.

Those years were so great for me. I was in college, starting to get serious about music, and there was so much GOOD music coming out. Moose were particularly underrated. Does anyone remember the band Belltower? I still have their album. They were pretty hyped at the time on freaking Melody Maker, so I paid dear money for the damn record, and it was tripe.

But yeah, I loved Moose, Ride, Chapterhouse (first album only), Blind Mister Jones, Boo Radleys, Slowdive, hated Swervedriver, Lush and Catherine Wheel.

Spirea X was pretty bad. Only that classic track was good. I still have their album. Adventures in Stereo wasn't much better either.
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Post by Cedric » Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:02 am

postalblue wrote:I wonder why so many of the shoegazers turned into rock bands
Would you include Verve in that list?
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Post by Mr Bear » Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:05 am

Cedric wrote:
postalblue wrote:I wonder why so many of the shoegazers turned into rock bands
Would you include Verve in that list?
Their early stuff was really quite shoegazey wasn't it. Songs like 'Already There', 'Gravity Grave' and 'Slide Away'. It didn't really last longer than the first album and first couple of EPs though - all it took for them to change their style was Dickie Ashcroft getting his hair cut, it seems. I still think those first couple of albums they released before splitting the first time are quality.

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Post by Cedric » Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:20 am

I'd even say 'The Drugs Don't Work' was shoegaze. I think the reason that most shoegaze bands turn to rock was because shoegaze was a fad. I'm not trying to knock shoegaze or anything but the genre has too many limits. I can imagine it'd be hard for an artist to tie themselves to such a restraining/monotone sound.
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Post by a layer of chips » Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:25 am

Cedric wrote:I'd even say 'The Drugs Don't Work' was shoegaze.
Cedric! No! Go back to Pop School.

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Post by Cedric » Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:54 am

a layer of chips wrote:
Cedric wrote:I'd even say 'The Drugs Don't Work' was shoegaze.
Cedric! No! Go back to Pop School.
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Post by postalblue » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:04 pm

Cedric wrote:I'd even say 'The Drugs Don't Work' was shoegaze. I think the reason that most shoegaze bands turn to rock was because shoegaze was a fad. I'm not trying to knock shoegaze or anything but the genre has too many limits. I can imagine it'd be hard for an artist to tie themselves to such a restraining/monotone sound.
Yeah, they had to move one, of course, but why did Ride and Verve (and the Stone Roses before them) choose to go hard rock or something? Moose didn't do that. Slowdive and Chapterhouse went sort of electronic, and then Neil Halstead went folk (good choice).
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Re: shoegaze

Post by JohaN » Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:04 pm

i'm not sure about this, but someone played me some music by a combo called "mahogany" the other day (i think they're current?) and it sounded pretty shoegazy and good to me... he also says they're fronted by liz fraser's daughter?

are tehy sortof known in civilised countries, or have i completely got teh wrong end of the stick?

anyway, i keep meaning to check them out more, because what i heard was GREAT
1 wasn't for the money
2 wasn't for the show
3 is GO! GO! GO!

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