The Jesus and Mary Chain Prepping First New Album in 18 Years

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Jim Reid of The Jesus And Mary Chain performs on the stage two for Best Kept Secret Festival at Beekse Bergen on June 19, 2015 in Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands.  

Almost two decades after their last studio album, The Jesus and Mary Chain's battling Reid brothers are ready to unleash their seventh studio effort. Former Creation Records boss Alan McGee told Canada's CBC Music that his former signees have indeed completed a follow-up to 1998's Munki and that, well, it's terrific.

"They've made another album! It's a big deal!" McGee said in the interview. "It's unbelievable. They've just made an album and I've signed them to Warners!" While a spokesperson for Warner Bros. Records had not returned requests for comment at press time, McGee said the as-yet-untitled album is due out at the end of March. "It's kinda enormous," he promised. JAMC reunited in 2007 with a plan to make a new album, but, as is often the case, quarrelsome brothers Jim and William Reid reportedly couldn't see eye-to-eye and sessions fell apart.

Last October, singer Jim Reid told Time Out New York that the band was back in the studio. "We actually just started recording," he said at the time. "It's early days, but I would say it's a more mature sound for the Mary Chain. But let's just wait and see." Back in 2007, the highly influential Scottish indie rock band reunited to play at the Coachella Festival. 

In the meantime, the band have a trio of upcoming U.S. shows in Atlanta (Dec. 13, 14) and New Orleans (Dec. 16).


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