The Jesus And Mary Chain Declare: ‘There Will Be an Album’
Since reforming in 2007, the legendary Jesus and Mary Chain have kept a fairly high profile on the live circuit, but thus far have stayed away from the recording studio.
That may soon change.
"We've got the material, we've talked about doing an album for so long now," singer Jim Reid recently told NME. "We got back together in 2007 and it was the plan then. We thought 'We've got a bunch of songs, this would make a pretty good Mary Chain album' -- and then there was the usual slaps and scratches between my brother and myself. 'I wanna do it here' and 'I don't' and then it was all 'F--k you' and swinging at each other. The usual s--t basically."
The duo of Jim and guitarist brother William Reid has been the only constant throughout the band's colorful history. Following the release of their 1998 album, 'Munki,' they parted ways. Separated for nearly a decade, the call of fans, festivals and we can only assume was a decent payday brought them back together. Although they have hinted at the possibility of a new album since reforming, it now seems like a much more possible proposition.
"We are kind of coming round to being in agreement, which is a bit weird for us," Reid continued, emphatically stating, "There will be an album – we will get it together. I'm more convinced now than I ever have been that there will be a new Mary Chain album."
In the meantime, the band is gearing up for a U.K. tour later this month, to be followed by a U.S. tour in the spring that will mark the 30th anniversary of their landmark debut album,‘Psychocandy.'