My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields has some new music hidden in his new range of custom guitar pedals.
Earlier this week, Shields announced the new Shields Blender fuzz pedal by Fender, and now fans have discovered a secret treat inside.
As revealed by a fan on The Gear Page forum, once the pedal was opened, inside was a flash drive with a new song and a message from Shields.
“To achieve the desired effect, play at 80 dB or higher in the speakers,” the message reads.
The song has yet to be shared on the Internet.
Discussing his new pedal, Shields said, “I really enjoyed the experience. I’ve been using it a lot in the studio lately, it’s been great, I’m really looking forward to hearing about how other people use it.”
“It’s very big, but it’s also very interesting when it’s put in a subtle way.”
Last year My Bloody Valentine criticized Spotify for showing wrong lyrics to songs by shoegaze pioneers on the platform.
“Just noticed that Spotify has posted fake lyrics to our songs without our knowledge. These lyrics are completely wrong and offensive,” the band tweeted. “We’re not sure where they got them, probably one of those crappy lyrics sites on the internet.”
In 2021, the band also revealed that they were working on two new albums for Domino, which will follow on from their 2013 comeback record ‘mbv’. At the time, Shields said that the first album would feature “warm and melodic” material, while the second album would be more experimental.
He said: “I don’t want to be 70 years old trying to make the next record after ‘mbv’. I think it would be cooler to make one now.”