My Bloody Valentine’s music is finally available on streaming services

The highly-influential alternative rock/shoegaze band has signed to Domino Records, and has released their full catalog of music digitally for the first time.

All of My Bloody Valentine’s full albums are now available to stream worldwide for the first time including Spotify, Apple Music and other major streaming platforms.

Since 2019, the seminal shoegaze rock band’s music had been unavailable to stream outside of North America.

To celebrate the occasion, new physical editions of each of their full albums will be released on May 21, 2021, and are available to pre-order now via the band’s website or Domino Mart.

My Bloody Valentine, consisting of members Bilinda Butcher, Kevin Shields, Deb Googe, and Colm Ó Cíosóig, are hailed as one of the most ground-breaking and influential bands of their time. The quartet are pioneers of the alternative rock subgenre known as shoegaze during the late 80’s and early 90’s.

The band’s 1988 debut album, Isn’t Anything, gave birth to a sound that would become the foundation for many bands and subgenres with their unique approach to guitars and sound production. Both Shields’ and Butcher’s vocals often blended together to create a genderless, indistinguishable effect which that helped complement the hazy guitar sounds the band often employed.

1991 saw the release of their second studio album and magnum opus, Loveless. The band focused on a sound of pure sensation, creating textures and tones that could be felt as much as heard. The record is considered a masterpiece and one of the greatest albums of the 1990s with its innovative sound production and Shields’ newfound techniques in playing the guitar.

The compilation, ep’s 1988-1991 and rare tracks, collects the group’s four EPs – You Made Me Realise, Feed Me With Your Kiss, Glider, and Tremolo. The records contain many fan favorite tracks including the seven-minute single ‘Soon’.

After two decades in hiatus, the band re-emerged with their third studio album m b v in 2013. An experimental and visceral record, but also their most melodic and accessible, the band continues to push their sound with a desire to continue to re-invent themselves.

Isn’t Anything and Loveless have been mastered fully from analog 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 analog cuts of m b v will also be available on deluxe and standard LPs globally for the first time.

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