Actual My Bloody Valentine albums to be released soon…

For those of us that are huge fans of My Bloody Valentine, the teasing that new material will eventually arrive is our catnip. We know better, but the mere waft of the scent sends us into crazy, delusional fits. Our brains no better: we’ve been promised new material for 20 years. That’s why any actual […]

Happy Birthday, Loveless!

Twenty years ago today, my all-time favorite album was released to the world, obliterating the sonic mold that gave birth to it.  It spawned hundreds of copycats, but none that could handle the sonic onslaught, the shimmering vocals, and epic scale. “Only Shallow” by My Bloody Valentine Personally, I love that it feels otherworldly and […]

Mixtape Mondays: begin at the end

Image by John Niedermeyer via Flickr

In which I pick a song to go on a never-ending mixtape. We know the rules for the mixtape are pretty solid.  You start with the best track.  Seriously rocking number.  Then you dial it back for the second track, then shift hard into track number three.  You really only get three tracks to hook […]