The Jesus and Mary Chain’s full-catalog reissue campaign began to roll out this week, yet fans aren’t just being treated to old music: Bandmember 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 album.
The two-and-a-half-minute-long song — which you can stream in full below — is posted to Reid’s Soundcloud page with the note, “What I’ve been wasting my time with lately.”
There’s no indication whether the song is part of a new album from Reid and his brother William, who started talking about making a new record during the Jesus and Mary Chain’s 2007-2008 reunion shows. So far, the only new music from the Mary Chain has been the song “All Things Must Pass,” which landed on the soundtrack to NBC’s “Heroes” in March 2008.
Following the Jesus and Mary Chain’s initial split in 1999, Jim Reid released two EPs and album with his band Freeheat between 2000 and 2005, then followed that up with a pair of solo singles — “Song for a Secret” and “Dead End Kids” — in 2005 and 2006.
Jim Reid, ‘Black and Blues’ by jim reid
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Video: Trailers for Jesus and Mary Chain’s ‘Automatic,’ ‘Honey’s Dead’ reissues
- Video: Trailers for Jesus and Mary Chain’s ‘Psychocandy,’ ‘Darklands’ reissues
- Jesus and Mary Chain reissues: Take an interactive, 3-D tour of the 2CD/1DVD sets
- Jesus and Mary Chain reissuing all 6 albums this fall in deluxe 2CD/1DVD editions
- JAMC’s Jim Reid ‘wouldn’t rule out’ ‘Psychocandy’ 25th anniversary gigs
- The Jesus and Mary Chain anthologized on 2CD ‘Upside Down: The Best Of’
Stunning. Whether this ends up being a Mary Chain song or a solo one doesn’t matter. I just hope it gets officially released.