My Bloody Valentine website collapses as fans rush to download new album (updates)

Irish shoegaze legends My Bloody Valentine just attempted to put their first album since 1991’s acclaimed Loveless into the world, but it hasn’t quite gone to plan. After posting on Facebook that mbv is live at www.mybloodyvalentine.org around half an hour ago, the bands’ website seems to have immediately buckled under the strain of fans rushing to order.

My Bloody Valentine’s site now appears to be successfully completing orders and fulfilling downloads. There are three purchase options for the album: digital download (in high-bitrate MP3 or WAV formats), digital download and CD, or digital download, CD, and vinyl.