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Hopewell – Stranger

Lest you think only 3 minute garage rock and House music comes out of Detroit*, may we introduce you to Hopewell. Owing more to the 90s shoegazer school of space rock than that of the 70s androgynous variety, Hopewell swirls and distorts the music like so much paint. Somewhere Kevin Shields is smiling.

MP3: Hopewell – “Stranger” from the band’s new album Good Good Desperation, out now on Tee Pee Records.

*CORRECTION: This band is not from Detroit, but from New York…like every other band these days. That completely kills the lede to this blurb too.

Hopewell: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki

My Bloody Valentine: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki

My Bloody Valentine to Reunite?

THIS summer’s not even over yet and the NME is already hyping rumors for next summer’s Coachella fest headliners. The festival has recently served a community service by luring dormant great acts out of retirement—most recently rage Against the Machine and The Jesus and Mary Chain—and is now rumored to be pulling at Kevin Shields’ ear…or pocket book.

Today’s NME reports that My Bloody Valentine is next year’s candidate to reunite in the desert. True to form, they cite no actual evidence but if it’s journalistic integrity you’re after, then you’re not reading the NME anyway.

Countdown to the next Stone Roses or Smiths reunion: 10…9…8…7…


MBV – Soon