After taking a pretty leisurely break from recording new music, 18 years, but who's counting, The Jesus And Mary Chain are finally gifting fans with new tunes. The Scottish band will release their seventh studio album Damage and Joy on March 24 and are showcasing its allegiance to the past on the just-released track “Always Sad." Fuzzy, intimate and raw, the charmingly trite duet conveys romance with jocularity and sweetness.
The band started work on Damage and Joy, which follows up 1998’s Munki, in September 2015 and have recorded in London, Dublin and Granada, Spain. In December, they released the song “Amputation,” which revealed their feelings of “being edited out of the whole music business…I felt like a rock ‘n’ roll amputation.” Take a listen to "Always Sad."