New Music: My Bloody Valentine, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Wayne Shorter

My Bloody Valentine — m b v
Imagine if Radiohead had released OK Computer and then waited 22 years to put out a follow-up album. That’s what happened to fans of shoegaze pioneers My Bloody Valentine, whose 1991 album Loveless became the model for how bands should sound dense, droning, and depressed. When My Bloody Valentine decided to self-release its new album m b v on its website over the weekend, it gave music nerds an exciting alternative to the Super Bowl.

Listen to one of my favorite tracks off m b v, “New You:”

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