My Bloody Valentine are turning Japanese on new tribute album
My Bloody Valentine have finally reached the illustrious Japanese Tribute Album phase of their career, with the release of Yellow Loveless (one would hope that the racism there is unintentional) scheduled for January 23rd by the Japanese label High Fader Records.
The album, as you no doubt have guessed by now, is a track-for-track recreation of MBV's 1991 masterpiece Loveless. Shoegaze addicts can expect to find recreations of the album's 11 songs by such artists as drone metal titans Boris (taking on "Sometimes), adorable all-girl pop punks Shonen Knife (tackling "When You Sleep"), and a bunch of other bands you've never heard of, but should definitely pretend to know to impress your friends ("Oh yeah, GOATBED? I prefer their early stuff, when they sounded more like Lemon's Chair.")
At the very least, this collection should satiate fans' desire for all things MBV when that new album recently teased by band mastermind Kevin Shields for the end of this year inevitably doesn't see the light of day for a few more years. Or, you know, decades.
|My Bloody Valentine - Soon|