March 23, 2012


Good News: My Bloody Valentine to Reissue Classic Albums

Steve Eichner
Steve Eichner

When it comes to classic, timeless rock n' roll albums, My Bloody Valentine's Loveless is up there. It's a dreamy, gorgeous and wildly influential masterwork from the greatest shoegaze band to ever pick up a guitar, and on May 7 Sony will reissue Loveless, along with the rest of MBV's catalogue. Yesssssssss.

Pitchfork reports that both 1991's Loveless and 1988's Isn't Anything will be released as expanded versions. The band's four EPs--Feed Me With Your Kiss, You Made Me Realise, Glider and Tremolo--will arrive in expanded versions with previously unreleased material and rare tracks.

Frontman Kevin Shields personally remastered both Loveless and Isn't Anything at London's Metropolis Studios. While Isn't Anything is a straight reissue, Loveless will drop as a two-disc set including a previously unreleased version of the record, mastered from original analog tapes.

If you're not already familiar with My Bloody Valentine, particularly Loveless, do yourself a favor and get acquainted. Start with my favorite four album tracks "When You Sleep," "Blown a Wish," "Sometimes" and "To Here Knows When." Listen below.