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August 22, 2013 at 2:44 PM

My Bloody Valentine bloodies ears at Showbox SoDo | Concert review

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My Bloody Valentine — Bilinda Butcher, Kevin Shields, Colm Ó Cíosóig and Debbie Googe — played Seattle Wednesday.

Nothing about My Bloody Valentine’s sound is compact, so when word came down last week that the Irish-English noise-pop innovators’ upcoming Seattle show had been moved from the airplane hangar-sized WaMu Theater to the much-smaller, much-maligned Showbox SoDo, those who’d pre-purchased tickets let out a collective groan.

That the foursome handily sold out WaMu in 2009, its last trip through town, only to be demoted to a smaller room for this tour — supporting 2013’s “m b v,” its first new LP since 1991’s legendary “Loveless” — suggests that when it comes to reunions, fans get more excited when they don’t know what to expect.

Yet while the surprise factor might’ve been lower Wednesday night, the volume certainly wasn’t.

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August 15, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Long-dormant shoegazers My Bloody Valentine plug back in

Dublin, Ireland’s My Bloody Valentine performs live at Showbox SoDo Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Camera Press. Having defined the shoegaze genre with 1991’s landmark “Loveless,” My Bloody Valentine all but disappeared for two decades before finally breaking its silence this past February with “m b v.” While the existence of a new record from the Irish…

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