The Jesus And Mary Chain – “Always Sad”

The Jesus And Mary Chain have never, over the entire course of their career, recorded a bad song. And now, as they’re getting ready to release their first album in 18 years, they’re somehow keeping their streak alive. The UK fuzz-pop gods broke up in 1999 and reunited in 2007, and they’re now getting ready to release Damage And Joy, their first album since 1998’s Munki. First single “Amputation” was a bracing rock ‘n’ roll blast, but they’ve outdone it with the second song they’ve shared from the album. The new “Always Sad” is a grand, bittersweet rocker with some lovely vocal interplay between Jim Reid and guest singer Bernadette Denning. It’s just great. Listen to it below.

Damage And Joy is out 3/24 on ADA/Warner Music.