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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 The Jesus and Mary Chain Bookmark and Share

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. Frontman Jim Reid also revealed in an interview last year with Time Out New York that the band was working on a new album, saying it was “a more mature sound for the Mary Chain.” Now Creation Records founder and the band’s manager, Alan McGee, has said in an interview with CBC that the band’s new album is due out next March on Warner Bros., saying: “They’ve made another album! It’s a big deal! It’s unbelievable. They’ve just made an album and I’ve signed them to Warners!” The album hasn’t been officially announced yet, but if this is 100% confirmed it’ll be pretty exciting and will be the band’s first album in 19 years.

Read our 2015 in-depth print article on Psychocandy that includes interviews with Jim Reid and Alan McGee. And read our bonus website Q&A with Jim Reid. Also check out our list where we ranked all of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s albums from best to worst.

Below is the video for Psychocandy cut “Never Understand.”

(Via Brooklyn Vegan)


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