After almost 20 years since their last studio album, Munki, Scottish brothers Jim and William Reid have put aside their long-standing fraternal differences and reunited for a brand new Jesus and Mary Chain record.
Starting in the late ’80s, The Jesus and Mary Chain became notorious for their chaotic, loud, violent concerts, their indifference to rock stardom, and their volatile sibling relationship. By the end of the ’90s, the brothers had had enough of the limelight and of each other. Nineteen years and two unrealized solo careers convinced the Reids to give their partnership another shot.
The distortion is a little less overblown on the new album, the drumming isn’t quite so feral, and the brothers probably won’t be having an onstage fistfights like they did in their early days, but Damage and Joy sure does sound like a Jesus and Mary Chain record.
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