Not only is My Bloody Valentine playing the just-announced All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in Monticello, N.Y., this fall, they’re curating the damn thing, and among the bands they’ve hand-picked to play include Built To Spill (performing Perfect From Now On), Polvo, the Meat Puppets (playing Meat Puppets II), and Low. And there’s more to come! Tickets are limited to 3,000 and go on sale Friday, a.k.a. the first day of Coachella, which should make the festival-junkie action on Craigslist very interesting over the coming months. The announced lineup after the jump.
Why isn’t My Bloody Valentine playing Coachella, as previously rumored? Get ready to be shocked: Kevin Shields told Coachella founder Paul Tollett that the band probably wouldn’t be ready by then. More »
The latest rumor around My Bloody Valentine’s upcoming onstage reunion hints that the drummer’s stool may be occupied by someone other than original rat-a-tat-tatter Colm O’Ciosoig. More »
Kevin Bronson at the Los Angeles Times has a sort of update on the heatstroke-inducing desert jam that is Coachella Festival, the lineup of which is being announced next week. According to Bronson, not only is the above poster totally off, My Bloody Valentine will not be one of the “surprising veteran act[s]” on the show’s roster–but who cares, because apparently Portishead is going to be there! Maybe I should brave the desert, although I’d need to stock up on some SPF 150 and a gigantic floppy hat before doing so. A list of bands who are, so far, totally definitely 100% rumored to be appearing according to the Internets and blog boards and such after the jump. Can you say “yay, ’90s”?
So it turns out that when Billboard said My Bloody Valentine were going to (ugh) “do a Radiohead” for their upcoming reunion record, the writer got a little mixed up somewhere. More »
Hopefully you didn’t have you heart set on buying a new My Bloody Valentine CD after all this time, because MBV’s manager tells Billboard that they are planning to take after another famous U.K. art rock band when it comes to releasing their planned 2008 follow up to Loveless.
Hey, guess who’s been booked for some shows.
Maybe. Probably. Perhaps. Could be. The Daily Swarm certainly seems to think so, having viewed an advance copy of an interview (debuts this Monday) with MBV frontman Kevin Shields for Ian Svenonius’ Soft Focus webcast, wherein Shields suggests that a buncha stuff from the My Bloody Vault is being dusted off and gussied up for a forthcoming album, which would become the Agonizingly Awaited Follow-Up To Loveless by default.
We’re not immune from getting caught up in the rumor mill ourselves–holler at us, Adam Levine–and it was one thing when it was just the Daily Swarm posting links to messageboards where random whoevers were claiming to get the reunion scoop directly from the Bloody mouth. That’s just accumulated Internet crazy talk. But Billboard picking up on it? Without even the benefit of the question mark in the headline? Are there going to be blind links to some message board denizen tomorrow saying he totally heard from Jesus that the rapture is coming followed by a “Report: Jesus Mulling Over Apocalypse” story on CNN.com? Has the world gone mad? So we ask you to plug your own opinion over the MBV rumor–outright bullshit, or completely unverifiable Internet malarkey–into our great and powerful online poll software. And if this turns out to be true, and not a rumor after all, I pledge to not attend any of the shows, as a sign that I’ve learned I shouldn’t be so mistrustful of people on the Internet. Pinky swear:
– No matter what band you’re thinking of, there’s someone out there who thinks it sounds like My Bloody Valentine. [Merry Swankster] – VH1, please hire this guy: “I think an all female hip hop version of ‘Starting Over’ could be worth a shot. Walk with me now. More »