Digital Music — September 20, 2011 at 7:03 am

Stream: ‘Black and Blues,’ brand-new song from Jim Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain

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





One Comment

  1. Stunning. Whether this ends up being a Mary Chain song or a solo one doesn’t matter. I just hope it gets officially released.

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