Scottish legends The Jesus and Mary Chain have announced the release of their studio album ‘Glasgow Eyes‘ and have aired the record’s lead single “jamcod” via a music video.
The follow-up to 2017’s ‘Damage and Joy’, will be out on March 8th, 2024 via Fuzz Club Records. Pre-order your copy here.
Marking 40 years of The Jesus And Mary Chain, ‘Glasgow Eyes’ was recorded at Mogwai’s Castle of Doom studio in Glasgow. What emerged is an album that finds one of the UK’s most influential groups embracing a productive second chapter, their maelstrom of melody, feedback and controlled chaos now informed more audibly by their love for Suicide and Kraftwerk and a fresh appreciation of the less disciplined attitudes found in jazz.
Jim Reid elaborates, “But don’t expect ‘the Mary Chain goes jazz.’ People should expect a Jesus and Mary Chain record, and that’s certainly what ‘Glasgow Eyes’ is. Our creative approach is remarkably the same as it was in 1984, just hit the studio and see what happens. We went in with a bunch of songs and let it take its course. There are no rules, you just do whatever it takes. And there’s a telepathy there – we are those weird not-quite twins that finish each other’s sentences.”
The album’s first single, ‘jamcod’, welds dark electronica with the immense guitar sound that can only be that of William Reid creating an instant Mary Chain classic that’s also undeniably fresh and radical.
Check out the Ben Unwin-directed video for “jamcod” below, followed by the album’s artwork and tracklist.
Glasgow Eyes Tracklist:
- Venal Joy
- Girl 71
- Mediterranean X Film
- Pure Poor
- The Eagles And The Beatles
- Silver Strings
- Chemical Animal
- Second Of June
- American Born
- Hey Lou Reid
Photo credit: Mel Butler