Last night amidst all the election madness, Jimmy Kimmel Live! writer Eli Braden joked, “CNN projecting still no follow-up to My Bloody Valentine’s 1991 classic “Loveless”.” It would appear that he’ll be eating crow tonight, as frontman Kevin Shields has returned with a bombshell of an update.

While speaking with NME, Shields insists he’ll make good on his promise set earlier this year and will finally drop the long, long, long, long, long awaited follo- up to 1991′s Loveless on his own website before this year’s end. What’s more, he’ll follow that release with another EP of brand new material.

“I think with this record, people who like us will immediately connect with something,” Shields said of any expectations. “Based on the very, very few people who’ve heard stuff – some engineers, the band, and that’s about it – some people think it’s stranger than ‘Loveless’. I don’t. I feel like it really frees us up, and in the bigger picture it’s 100 per cent necessary.”