More than a year after announcing that they were working on their first album in nearly two decades, beloved Scottish indie rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain have announced that Damage and Joy will be out on March 24 on ADA/Warner Music. The follow-up to 1998's Munki was recorded with producer Youth (The Verve, Killing Joke), who also played bass on the band's seventh studio release.
Touring drummer Brian Young and former Lush bassist Phil King are also credited with playing on the band's 14-track album, according to Pitchfork. The first single from the album, the churning shoegaze rocker "Amputation," debuted on the BBC on Thursday afternoon (Dec. 8). Last month, former Creation Records boss Alan McGee told Canada's CBC Music that his former signees had completed the album and that it was another classic.