As if having a Monday holiday wasn’t fabulous enough (well, for us Americans), VBS.TV announced today the launch of the new season of its Soft Focus series, which aims to bring “the best of news, culture and entertainment to the internet.” Hosted by punk icon Ian Svenonius (Nation of Ulysses and The Make-Up), the new season starts out with a right boom as VBS sits a spell with Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine, and manages to get a confirmation on that reunion (!) that has been mooted on the internet for the last week or so. Also along for the ride are segments with “Graham Coxon of Blur, Penny Rimbaud of Crass, Shaun Ryder of Happy Mondays, Billy Childish of Thee Headcoats and Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream and the Jesus and Mary Chain. Season 1 of Soft Focus – taped at the Guggenheim Museum in New York with guests like Cat Power’s Chan Marshall, Henry Rollins, Ian Mackaye, Genesis P. Orridge and Will Oldham.”

Check it out online, right now: WWW.VBS.TV/SOFTFOCUS