It’s difficult not to get cynical about the influx of nostalgia/money-driven reunion tours and reunion records, but if anyone’s doing it gracefully and still feels vital and relevant in the process, it’s My Bloody Valentine. When I was knee-high to a grasshopper, I was lucky enough to catch MBV on their 1992 Loveless tour with (the also successfully reunited) Dinosaur Jr. — judging from this multi-camera clip of them doing a lovely, smearing “To Here Knows When” before a frenetic backdrop at last month’s Fuji Rock Festival, they haven’t missed a step. Or aged.
In addition to the reunion, Isn’t Anything and the aforementioned Loveless were re-released digitally yesterday. As Billboard reports, the Tremelo EP and “four vintage short-form videos” for “Only Shallow,” “Soon,” “Swallow” and the just-watched “To Here Knows When” are also available. See you in September.