My Bloody Valentine frontman Kevin Shields says that remastering the group's old albums led him to decide to release a new album later this year.

Shields tells Mojo (via NME) that when he remastered the MBV records 'Isn't Anything' and 'Loveless,' as well as additional unreleased tracks that will surface as 'EPs 1988-1991,' he was struck by the quality of the group's other unreleased material. "I listened to the stacks of CDs and thought, 'S---, this is better than the unreleased tracks on the compilation.' I decided it would be insane not to finish it," he said.

Shields says the next album will be followed by another EP of all-new material. The group's last proper release was 1991's 'Loveless,' before the band members went their separate ways. They joined forces again in 2008 for a series of festivals and reunion gigs. Band member Debbie Googe recently announced her decision to join up with Primal Scream as their touring bassist.

As for the material that will comprise 'EPs 1988-1991,' Shields says he's had a change of heart about it. "It didn't come out at the time because I didn't really like it," he says. "It was just like, I didn't like the tone of my voice or something. But now I'm quite happy for people to hear it."