MY BLOODY VALENTINE sign to Domino Records & release their full catalogue digitally for the first time ever!

MY BLOODY VALENTINE sign to Domino Records & release their full catalogue digitally for the first time ever! 1
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Domino are immensely proud to announce the signing of my bloody valentine, with the band’s seminal catalogue being made available digitally in full for the first time ever as of today. New physical editions for each release will follow on 21st May 2021.

Isn’t Anything and loveless have been mastered fully from analogue for deluxe LPs and also mastered from new hi-res uncompressed digital sources for standard LPs, with each being made available widely for the first time ever. Fully analogue cuts of m b v will also be available on deluxe and standard LPs globally for the first time.

LISTEN TO MY BLOODY VALENTINE ON SPOTIFY HERE
LISTEN TO MY BLOODY VALENTINE ON APPLE MUSIC HERE
LISTEN TO MY BLOODY VALENTINE ON YOUTUBE HERE

my bloody valentine, the quartet of Bilinda Butcher, Kevin Shields, Deb Googe and Colm Ó Cíosóig, are widely revered as one of the most ground-breaking and influential groups of the past forty years. During an era in which guitar bands denoted, at best, a retro-classicism, not only did my bloody valentine sound unlike any of their contemporaries, the band achieved the rare feat of sounding like the future.

With their debut album, Isn’t Anything (originally released in 1988), my bloody valentine revolutionised alternative music and heralded a new approach to guitar music for generations to come. The album birthed a sound that became a template for thousands of new subgenres, heralding a new approach to guitar music and studio production. Not only was it a new type of music, but it also paved the way for a new type of journalism; inciting comparisons to the elemental phenomenon, tapping into how the music affected the psyche. Shields and Butcher frequently sang in a similar vocal range that allowed their voices to blend together. This had the effect of making their gender indistinguishable, to the point where their voices could be used as another melodic layer to complement the vertigo-inducing sounds made by Shields’ guitars.

The second my bloody valentine album, loveless, was released in 1991. Musically, it took an unexpected leap forwards, standing ahead of anything released at the time. Shields and the band moved further towards a music of pure sensation, creating textures and tones that could be felt as much as heard; with loveless the band created an album that overwhelmed the senses. loveless is widely considered a flawless whole and rightly regarded as a masterpiece; a 1990s equivalent to Pet Sounds, In A Silent Way or Innervisions, a record constructed by exploring the edges of what a recording studio is capable of. It is a record best experienced as a whole, in one sitting - a listening experience like no other and unmatchable in its sonic brevity.

ep’s 1988-1991 and rare tracks compiles the group’s four EPs, wherein many of their devoted fans’ favourite music lies. 'You Made Me Realise' and 'Feed Me With Your Kiss' both preceded the band’s debut album in 1988 in quick succession. In the gap between Isn’t Anything and loveless, the band released two further EPs; Glider (1990) and Tremolo (1991).

Finally re-emerging in 2013 after two full decades in relative hiding, their third album m b v is by turns their most experimental record but also their most melodic and immediate; proof real of their unerring desire for re-invention. Continuing to push boundaries of both music and genre, m b v is an album of astonishing music, some of which could lay claim to being of a type never been made before. Otherworldly, intimate and a visceral listen, m b v is a startling and beautiful metamorphosis of what was known of the my bloody valentine sound, pushing the boundaries of genre unlike any other band. The album’s closer, 'Wonder 2' is an example of this, seeing Shields meld hypnotic guitar with drum’n’bass to astonishing result.

Isn’t Anything (REWIG158), loveless (REWIG159), ep’s 1988-1991 and rare tracks (REWIG162) and m b v (REWIG160) are available to pre-order in limited edition bundles via the mbv store HERE and Domino Mart HERE.

Isn’t Anything

Isn’t Anything tracklisting

1. Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside)

2. Lose My Breath

3. Cupid Come

4. (When You Wake) You’re Still In A Dream

5. No More Sorry

6. All I Need

7. Feed Me With Your Kiss

8. Sueisfine

9. Several Girls Galore

10. You Never Should

11. Nothing Much To Lose

12. I Can See It (But I Can’t Feel It)

loveless

loveless tracklisting
1. only shallow
2. loomer
3. touched
4. to here knows when
5. when you sleep
6. i only said
7. come in alone
8. sometimes
9. blown a wish
10. what you want
11. soon

ep’s 1988-1991

ep’s 1988-1991 and rare tracks tracklisting

CD1
1. you made me realise
2. slow
3. thorn
4. cigarette in your bed
5. drive it all over me
6. feed me with your kiss
7. i believe
8. emptiness inside
9. i need no trust
10. soon
11. glider
12. don’t ask why
13. off your face

CD2
1. to here knows when
2. swallow
3. honey power
4. moon song
5. instrumental no. 2
6. instrumental no. 1
7. glider (full length version)
8. sugar
9. angel
10. good for you11. how do you do it

m b v

m b v tracklisting
1. she found now
2. only tomorrow
3. who sees you
4. is this and yes
5. if i am
6. new you
7. in another way
8. nothing is
9. wonder 2

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