...according to an unnamed source quoted by Entertainment Weekly's Shirley Halperin in an item on EW's Popwatch blog. Hmm.... I'll believe it when I hear it from the band's leader, Kevin Shields, and not a moment before then.
My Bloody Valentine (for the benefit of those of you who aren't up to speed on your critic-approved '90s Britrock semi-obscurities) was one of the leading lights of the "shoegaze" scene. The band's blend of gauzy guitar textures, heaven-sent melodies, and lurching noise came to a head on 1991's Loveless, which many music fans consider to be among the greatest rock albums ever recorded. The reason the idea of a reunion is so compelling to so many people is that expectations were high for the follow-up to Loveless, but the disc never materialized. The band never officially broke up, it just went into the studio and never came out, leaving fans hoping that it would re-emerge triumphantly one day.
I'm not convinced that now is the time, but I've been wrong before.
On August 29, 2007, Greg Williams made the following comment:
perhaps the new album will be a 180 and be a stripped down affair. you know one acoustic guitar, one acoustic bass, brushes on the drums and all recorded live w/ no overdubs. nah, it'll be zillions of awesome layers. let's hope it's true.