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Under the Radar Announces Spring 2017 Issue with Father John Misty on the Cover

Issue 60 Also Includes Interviews with alt-J, Grandaddy, Jarvis Cocker, Mount Eerie, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Perfume Genius, Slowdive, Little Dragon, London Grammar, Mew, Real Estate, Goldfrapp, The New Pornographers and Much More

Apr 07, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Spring 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version is about to ship out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine apps Zinio and Readly). More

The Jesus and Mary Chain Announce North American Tour Dates for May

Damage and Joy Due Out March 24 via ADA/Warner Music

Feb 28, 2017

Scottish icons The Jesus and Mary Chain are releasing a new album, Damage and Joy, on March 24 via ADA/Warner Music. Previously they shared the album's first single and opening track, "Amputation," which was followed by "Always Sad." Now the band have announced some new North American tour dates for this May. More

Listen: The Jesus and Mary Chain - “Always Sad”

Damage and Joy Due Out March 24, 2017 via ADA/Warner Music

Feb 10, 2017

Scottish icons The Jesus and Mary Chain are releasing a new albumDamage and Joyon March 24, 2017 via ADA/Warner Music. Previously they shared the album's first single and opening track, "Amputation."  More

The Jesus and Mary Chain Announce Tour Dates

Damage and Joy Due Out March 24, 2017 via ADA/Warner Music

Dec 09, 2016

Yesterday Scottish icons The Jesus and Mary Chain officially announced a new album, which, when released, will be their first album in 19 years. It's entitled Damage and Joy and is due out March 24, 2017 via ADA/Warner Music. More

Listen: The Jesus and Mary Chain - “Amputation”

Damage and Joy Due Out March 24, 2017 via ADA/Warner Music

Dec 08, 2016

Earlier today Scottish icons The Jesus and Mary Chain officially announced a new album, which, when released, will be their first album in 19 years. It's entitled Damage and Joy and is due out March 24, 2017 via ADA/Warner Music. As promised, the album's first single and opening track, "Amputation," premiered this evening U.K. time on Steve Lamacq's BBC 6 Music radio show and now you can stream it here. More

The Jesus and Mary Chain Announce New Album for March Release

Damage and Joy Due Out March 24, 2017 via ADA/Warner Music

Dec 08, 2016

Scottish icons The Jesus and Mary Chain have officially announced a new album, which, when released, will be their first album in 19 years. As Pitchfork reports, it's entitled Damage and Joy and is due out March 24, 2017 via ADA/Warner Music.  More

The Jesus and Mary Chain Set to Release First Album in 19 Years Next Year

Alan McGee Says the Band's First Since 1998's Munki is Due Out Next March

Nov 16, 2016

Scottish icons The Jesus and Mary Chain haven't released a studio album since 1998's Munki, but last year they were found touring their classic 1985-released debut album Psychocandy, performing it in full in honor of its 30th anniversary.  More

Oct 01, 2015

Scottish icons The Jesus and Mary Chain have been touring their classic 1985-released debut album Psychocandy, performing it in full in honor of its 30th anniversary. They haven't released a studio album since 1998's Munki, but in a new interview with Time Out New Yorkfrontman Jim Reid has revealed that they've finally started work on a new album. More

Jun 24, 2015

From June 19-21, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands hosted the third edition of Best Kept Secret. More

The Jesus and Mary Chain Announce More “Psychocandy” U.S. Shows

Washington DC, Boston, Las Vegas, and Tempe Dates Announced

Jun 16, 2015

Scottish icons The Jesus and Mary Chain have been touring their classic 1985-released debut album Psychocandy, performing it in full in honor of its 30th anniversary.  More

Jun 08, 2015

Scottish icons The Jesus and Mary Chain have been touring their classic 1985-released debut album Psychocandy, performing it in full in honor of its 30th anniversary. Now they've announced two new U.S. Psychocandy shows, September 22 at Union Transfer in Philadelphia and September 24 at Terminal 5 in New York City. More

The Jesus and Mary Chain Announce “Live at Barrowlands” Deluxe Edition Set

Deluxe Edition Out July 31 Includes 10-inch + LP + CD + Book

Jun 03, 2015

Scottish icons The Jesus and Mary Chain have been touring their classic 1985-released debut album Psychocandy, performing it in full in honor of its 30th anniversary. Now on July 31 they will be releasing Live at Barrowlands via Demon Records. More

May 14, 2014

Jesus and Mary Chain update directed at our European readers.  More

Ranked: The Jesus and Mary Chain

The Jesus and Mary Chain's Albums from Most to Least Essential

Sep 06, 2012

Ranked is our regular series in which one of our writers takes an artist's catalogue and ranks all of their official studio albums from best to worst. The order is decided by the individual writer, rather than our editors. This time Austin Trunick ranks The Jesus and Mary Chain. More

Watch: The Jesus and Mary Chain perform with Mad Men’s Jessica Paré

Perform “Just Like Honey” and “Sometimes Always"

Aug 06, 2012

The Jesus and Mary Chain have had an extra bandmate at two recent shows. On Thursday night in Buffalo NY and Friday night in Toronto, Mad Men actress Jessica Paré joined the gang. More

Mar 28, 2012

Feist and M. Ward are clearly becoming road buddies—as evidenced by this video where the winsome paring covers The Jesus and Mary Chain tune “Sometimes Always.”  More

The Jesus and Mary Chain Announce a Brief March Tour

Texas And Louisiana, Get Your Ear Plugs Ready

Feb 07, 2012

The Jesus and Mary Chain are headed to Texas and Louisiana for a brief tour that includes a stop at SXSW. We have the dates.  More


Interviews

Sep 11, 2015

The Jesus and Mary Chain's frontman, Jim Reid, learned early on that pop music can be destroyed by an overly fussy approach to writing and recording. For the sake of his songs (and sanity), he has tended to avoid retooling and revisiting his own music much over the years. However, the 30th anniversary of Psychocandy, his band's iconic 1985 debut, has given Reid an occasion to look backward. More

Sep 10, 2015

"Music, at that time, if it could be condensed into one image, would be a smiley face. And that appalled us. We wanted to shake things up. We wanted to do something different, bring a bit of edge or danger back to rock and roll," says Jim Reid, lead vocalist of The Jesus and Mary Chain. More


Reviews

Damage and Joy

Damage and Joy

ADA/Warner Music

Mar 23, 2017

When The Jesus and Mary Chain reunited in 2007, it was unexpected given the acrimonious breakup that brothers Jim Reid and William Reid experienced while touring for their 1998 album MunkiMore

Live at Barrowlands

Live at Barrowlands

Demon

Jul 30, 2015

As a band that made their name at the cutting edge of the post-punk movement, a band revered for sounding genuinely new and original, The Jesus and Mary Chain seem unlikely candidates for nostalgia.  More

Best Kept Secret: Awards Edition

June 21st, 2015

Jun 23, 2015

Last weekend, the third edition of Best Kept Secret went down in Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands at the Beekse Bergen wild animal park.  More

The Jesus and Mary Chain at Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL, May 5, 2015

May 08, 2015

For at least a decade, I've utilized overcast days as an excuse to indulge myself with the strain of fashionably alienated guitar pop that germinated in the U.K. during the mid-'80s.  More