Jim and William Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain this week sued the Warner Music Group for copyright infringement, alleging the band’s label has refused to turn over the copyrights to debut album Psychocandy and the group’s early singles under the so-called “35-year law.” Full details right here.
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The Jesus and Mary Chain are back in the studio working on the group’s second post-reunion album — the follow-up to 2017’s Damage and Joy — with plans to “hopefully” release it in 2020, and, if not, in 2021, Jim Reid told the publication Cryptic Rock in a recent interview. Full details right here.
Last night, The Jesus and Mary Chain played the EDP Vilar de Mouros festival in Portugal, a bill that included The Mission and Primal Scream — presenting an ideal opportunity for the Reid brothers to reunite with their original drummer, Primals frontman Bobby Gillepsie. Watch that onstage reunion here.
The Jesus and Mary Chain are about halfway through their North American tour, and took the opportunity, while in New York, to appear on last night’s episode of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to perform “The Two of Us,” a fuzzed-out duet between Jim Reid and Sky Ferreira.
The Jesus and Mary Chain are still more than a month away from the release of their first new record in 18 years, but the band has now released a second single to whet fans’ appetites: “Always Sad,” a three-minute slice of ’60s-styled pop featuring guest vocalist Bernadette Denning singing along with Jim Reid.
While The Jesus and Mary Chain are busy this year looking back on their debut Psychocandy as it marks its 30th anniversary, frontman Jim Reid is also looking forward, vowing to complete the new album that he and his brother William have been working on since reuniting in 2007.
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we’re going to cheat slightly and turn to MTV Europe’s version of the show for this 1992 spotlight on The Jesus and Mary Chain circa Honey’s Dead. The 7-minute reel features footage of brothers Jim and William Reid being interviewed mixed in with some live footage.
The Jesus and Mary Chain’s history, both visual and lyrical, is captured in a new 114-page coffee table book featuring scores of photos, many never-before-seen, by Andrew Catlin and text by Jim Reid and his wife Julie, the band announced today on its website.
Given that it’s Jim Reid’s birthday today — he’s 50 — we turn this installment of Vintage Video over to The Jesus and Mary Chain, featuring full video of the band’s infamous Sept. 9, 1985, performance at Camden’s Electric Ballroom. The Mary Chain played a 6-song, 20-minute, feedback-drenched set, then left the stage.
Demon Music Group , the label behind the new Jesus and Mary Chain reissues, asked Jim Reid to put together a circa-1985 mixtape, and the result — 20 tracks featuring the likes of Orange Juice, New Order, Swell Maps and The Fall — can be streamed in this player.
The long-discussed new album from The Jesus and Mary Chain has ‘never really come together’ Jim Reid says in a new interview, in which he attributes the lack of progress to the fact that he and his brother William simply have ‘different ideas of how to record this album.’
With the first two titles of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s 2CD/1DVD reissue series — 1985′s ‘Psychocandy’ and 1987′s ‘Darklands’ — now out, Demon Music Group today released the final two trailers for the project, previews of 1994′s ‘Stoned & Dethroned’ and 1998′s ‘Munki,’ which will be released Oct. 3.
The Jesus and Mary Chain’s Jim Reid this morning unveiled a brand-new song via the group’s Twitter, a track called ‘Black and Blues’ that may or may not be earmarked for a new Mary Chain record. The song is posted to Reid’s Soundcloud page with the note, ‘What I’ve been wasting my time with lately.’
The Jesus and Mary Chain’s William Reid is 52 today, and to mark the occasion, we present this clip of Reid and his younger brother Jim bringing the noise on British television in 1985, performing ‘Just Like Honey’ and ‘Inside Me’ off of their debut ‘Psychocandy.’