My Bloody Valentine | mbv
The wait is over. My Bloody Valentine released a new record, “mvb”, featuring nine tracks. The first song, “She Found Now”, begins familiarly, with all that warm and fuzzy guitar. It blends naturally into “Only Tomorrow” and “Who Sees You” (my favorite track), songs that feel somewhere between a faux-fur blanket for the ears and a steady swarm of bees. Really pretty stuff. Luckily for fans, the band posted all the songs on YouTube in a continuously running stream. I can’t say I’ve been a huge My Bloody Valentine fan in the past, but I’ve always respected the band and its sound. (Enough to have purchased “Loveless” and “Isn’t Anything”.) However, I’ve been enjoying this record since it’s been up. Listened to it a couple of times already. Has there ever been a band this guitar-heavy that still managed to sound so soft and delicate? Listen to the record below. — David D. Robbins Jr.