the jesus and mary chain

NEWS: The Jesus and Mary Chain announce new LP ‘Damage and Joy’

Noise-pop pioneers The Jesus and Mary Chain have announced that they’ll be releasing their new record Damage and Joy on 24th March via ADA/Warner Music.  It’s their first album in 18 years, following 1998’s LP Munki.  The record has apparently been produced by Youth, who has previously worked with the likes of U2, James and Dido, and also features contributions from touring drummer Brian Young, as well as Phil King, former bassist in Lush.  Youth has also played bass on the album.

Rumours of the album surfaced when the band went on a tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal album Psychocandy.  Last October, the band confirmed that they were working in the studio in an interview with Time Out New York, but little has been known since then.  Last night, Steve Lamacq played Damage and Joy’s first single ‘Amputation’ on BBC 6 Music.  You can listen back here.

Listen to their seminal single ‘Just Like Honey’ below.

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