After two further-planned studio albums were scrapped, the band went on hiatus. Mainstay and leader Kevin Shields temporarily joined Primal Scream and even collaborated and toured with Paul Weller during these years. MBV reunited for an international tour in 2007, promising remasters of their two most famous albums by the winter. The remasters materialised five years later.
However in 2013 they stunned the world by announcing a self-released brand new studio album a week prior to issue, followed by a fully reunited world tour.