Hear a Song Off the Jesus and Mary Chain’s Forthcoming First Album in 18 Years

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It’s happening. Photo: Tony Mottram/Getty Images

It took them almost 20 years, but the Jesus and Mary Chain will live on. The group have officially announced their first album in 18 years, Damage and Joy, will finally see the light of day on March 24. Rumors of a new album have been swirling for nearly a decade, starting around the time they reunited at Coachella in 2007, and then heating up again this fall thanks to their manager Alan McGee, whose Creation Records the group recently re-signed with. Jim Reid also mentioned last year that they were recording an album and called it a “more mature sound.” Turns out, it’s real: Hear the band’s killer new song, “Amputation,” below. Their last release was 1998’s Munki. May Frank Ocean never take off his vintage TJAMC tee again.

Jesus and Mary Chain Announce Album, Share Song