We will be perfectly ready to listen to this within five minutes of its existence. Hell, maybe it'll be next week? That'd be cool. But let's not set any more dates, how about, Kev? Surprise always beats disappointment.
Luckily, there's a single-purpose Tumblr site tracking the developments on a daily basis, here. So far: "No."
SATURDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE: From MBV's Facebook page (via P4K) "We are preparing to go live with the new album/website this evening. We will make an announcement as soon as its up." Won't be long now?
SATURDAY NIGHT UPDATE: The excitement from the announcement resulted in the band's servers crashing just as MBV made the album, titled mbv, available for sale. Harrowing reports from the shoegaze blue balls epidemic have flooded social media in this tragedy's wake. Maybe tomorrow?
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT UPDATE: They fixed the tech issues and so it really came out. You can buy it. I'm listening to it. Whoa.
Below, listen to the
last second to last thing they actually released, a Wire cover from a 1996 compilation that is, sheesh, so good: