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Kevin Shields Says New My Bloody Valentine Will Be Out This Year

INDIO, CA - APRIL 19:  Musician Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine performs during day three of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2009 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 19, 2009 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Back in April, Shields told Pitchfork that My Bloody Valentine was finishing a new record (the first since Loveless, which dropped twenty-one years ago).  Turns out the band actually intends to deliver on that promise: NME reports that the album will be out by the end of this year.  There's a bonus EP coming next year, too, so congrats to everyone who wrote in a vote for new MBV material yesterday. Democracy, it works.

Photo: Kevin Winter/2009 Getty Images