Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Brothers gonna work it out

It may have taken the best part of two decades, but Jim and William Reid aka The Jesus & Mary Chain finally settled their notorious sibling differences sufficiently to get back into the studio together. Thankfully, as Jim's been telling Pitchfork's Marc Hogan, it didn't descend into "the kind of World War III" that he was fearing, and the resulting album, Damage And Joy, is out on 24th March.

Apparently, we can expect something deliberately designed to follow seamlessly on from 1998's Munki (as if they've never been away), and the inclusion of a number of duets (including two with Isobel Campbell and one with Sky Ferreira). If the latter are even half as good as 'Sometimes Always', the Hope Sandoval collaboration on Stoned And Dethroned, then I'll be very happy indeed.

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