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In this article on NME, Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine confirms that the iconic shoegazer band will not only tour in the not-too-distant future, but will also release a new record. The article states:

My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields has confirmed that their rumoured reunion is definitely on.

Shields also added that a new studio album by the band would appear this year.

He said: "We were making a record in the '90s around when the band broke up in 1995…and I continued with Belinda [Butcher- guitarist/vocalist]. We kinda made most of an album… It's going to be this 96/97 record half-finished, and then a compilation of stuff we did before that in 1993-94, and a little bit of new stuff."

He added: "I pretty much know what the one that's going to come out this year is going to sound like because its 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."

In a week cluttered with news of new releases and tours from my personal favorites (Nick Cave and the Magnetic Fields, to name a few), this is the icing on the imaginary cake. Think the record will be any good? It's been a long, long time since we heard from MBV…