The Jesus and Mary Chain, the influential Scottish band founded by brothers Jim and William Reid in 1983, are releasing a new album in 2017. Creation Records, the label that released the band’s first single, published a note on its Facebook page this morning that reads, “The Jesus And Mary Chain will be dropping their new record March 2017.. on Warners… of course!!!” A representative of the band confirmed the news to Worldmusicfests in an email.
Creation founder Alan McGee, who is also the band’s longtime manager, mentioned the new record in an interview with the CBC this week as well. “They’ve made another album! It’s a big deal! It’s unbelievable. They’ve just made an album and I’ve signed them to Warners!” McGee said in an interview published Tuesday. “New album coming. It’s coming out end of next March. It’s kinda enormous!”
The Jesus and Mary Chain first split after six albums in 1999, then reunited for a Coachella performance in 2007. They’ve played live consistently since then, but have yet to release any new material. Last year, Jim Reid said in an interview that the band had entered the studio to work on a new album.