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Photos: NorthSide Festival (Denmark) 2015

Not to be confused with Brooklyn’s Northside Festival, Denmark’s NorthSide Festival (note the capitalization!) takes place ever June in Aarhaus Denmark, and the fest celebrated its sixth year of existence with a lineup featuring the Black Keys, FKA Twigs, Death Cab For Cutie, alt-J, the Wu-Tang Clan (at least, some of them), and a bunch… More »

By: Stereogum / June 19, 2015 - 11:14 am

Q&A: The Jesus And Mary Chain’s Jim Reid On 30 Years Of Psychocandy

A few months into my freshman year of high school the resident musical genius in our class gave me a dubbed cassette copy of the Jesus And Mary Chain’s 1985 debut, Psychocandy. At that point I was almost exclusively interested in heavier music and skeptical of everything else. But when my 13-year-old self put o… More »

By: Justin M. Norton / May 1, 2015 - 4:14 pm

The Jesus And Mary Chain: “There Will Be An Album”

The Jesus and Mary Chain might finally be releasing the follow-up to 1998’s Munki. The band broke up in 1999 citing disagreements between brothers Jim and William Reid, but they got back together to tour in 2007 and have performed on and off since then, including a run of Psychocandy 30th anniversary shows planned for… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 10, 2015 - 2:52 pm

Here’s The Tracklist For The C86 Deluxe Reissue

Last year we reported the iconic NME-compiled cassette compilation C86 would be given a massive reissue with an expanded track list. Now that full list, which takes the original 22 song compilation and blows out it to a massive 72 songs, is available. The expanded C86 will come with a lengthy collection of liner note… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 13, 2014 - 2:54 pm

Photos: Primavera Sound 2013

Primavera Sound Festival took place over multiple days in Barcelona last week, hosting acts including Blur, My Bloody Valentine, the Knife, Phoenix, the Postal Service, the Breeders, and many more. We sent Autumn Andel to capture the sights. Check out her pics in the gallery above. More »

By: Stereogum / May 28, 2013 - 11:29 am

Mad Men’s Megan Draper Sings With Jesus & Mary Chain

When the reformed Jesus and Mary Chain did Coachella in 2007, they winked at the film that had provided their most recent pop cultural moment by bringing out Scarlett Johansson to sing on “Just Like Honey.” It’s in that spirit, though with less obvious brand synergy, that the brothers Reid present their latest PYT vocal… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 6, 2012 - 11:13 am

The Top 20 Albums We’ve Been Waiting For Forever

In the June 2, 2012 issue of the NME, Kevin Shields said the long-awaited third album from My Bloody Valentine –- the first since 1991’s classic Loveless –- is imminent. The UK mag quotes Shields as saying the album will be released “sooner rather than later,” perhaps even this year.

For more tha… More »

By: Lauretta Charlton / June 26, 2012 - 11:54 am

The Jesus And Mary Chain, Cold Cave, Phantom Ratio @ House Of Blues San Diego, San Diego 6/17/12

Scottish noise legends The Jesus And Mary Chain wrapped up their short tour of California last night will a beautifully noisy set at the House Of Blues San Diego. Jim Reid’s voice hasn’t aged and William Reid still can dial up storms of fuzz. It was also a bonus to see Phil King formerly of… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / June 18, 2012 - 6:19 pm

Watch Feist & M. Ward Cover The Jesus And Mary Chain

The Jesus And Mary Chain never released a single bad song over the entire course of their career, but their last great single was 1994’s “Sometimes Always,” a country-fried he-said/she-said duet with Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval. When she played London’s Royal Albert Hall on Sunday night, Feist took the opportunity to cover the song with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 28, 2012 - 9:39 am

Keep Shelly In Athens Cover “Just Like Honey”

To raise money for the Breast Cancer Care nonprofit, the indie podcast Just Like Honey is releasing a new compilation, on which 11 different bands cover the Jesus And Mary Chain song that gave the podcast its name. One of those bands is the Greek duo Keep Shelly In Athens, whose gauzy, reverbed-out take o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 31, 2012 - 9:58 am

Les Demoniaques (Dum Dum Girls x Tamaryn) Cover Jesus & Mary Chain

Les Demoniaques is the project of Dum Dum Girls leader Dee Dee and Tamaryn. Take a listen to their cover of Jesus & Mary Chain’s “Teenage Lust“: They remove the fuzzy, sweaty crunch of the Honey’s Dead original, transforming it into something airier and, oddly, less lusty. More »

By: brandon / July 12, 2011 - 11:55 am

Dead Rock West Cover Jesus & Mary Chain

Active now for almost a decade, SoCal roots rockers Dead Rock West have chosen a righteous path on their latest collection Bright Morning Stars. “These songs urge you to look up,” says guitarist Franke Lee Drennen, “whatever that means to you.” Lending Drennen and vocalist Cindy Wasserman a hand on their spiritual journey are member… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 31, 2011 - 10:25 am

Ben Bridwell & Courtney Jaye Cover Jesus & Mary Chain

The Band Of Horses frontman makes like Jim Reid and Courtney Jay plays Hope Sandoval on this lite-country cover of Stoned & Dethroned’s “Sometimes Always.” You get the original’s cowboy hats, not the dark sunglasses. Listen (via P4K). More »

By: brandon / January 14, 2010 - 1:56 pm

Heroes Taps Wilco, Death Cab, My Morning Jacket, The Jesus & Mary Chain For Soundtrack

Heroes doesn’t normally give us a lot of reasons to mention it, as pop music is rarely incorporated into their scenes about staving off the apocalypse. There was that one time where some girls were double-dutching to M.I.A.’s “Boyz” (before Kala became the Reminder of dance music) but that hardly seemed worth a post. Usually… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 28, 2008 - 7:42 pm

Stephin Merritt Is Psycho For Psychocandy

Listening to the super duper Distortion — which we’ve already prematurely sainted — it’s pretty clear Stephin Merritt likes the Jesus & Mary Chain and their rainy feedback. Listen no further than the a-clang backdrop of “Too Drunk To Dream,” though a better example would be “Please Stop Dancing.” True, the white noise smears frostily… More »

By: Stereogum / January 7, 2008 - 10:34 am

Coachella: The Jesus And Mary Chain & Scarlett Johansson

After a false alarm, the most absurd rumor of Coachella week came to fruition last night when, toward the end of an ecstatic set, ScarJo joined the Reid brothers on stage for “Just Like Honey.” Sadly, camera issues plagued the first half of our day at Coachella (hence the dearth of posts, but all fixed… More »

By: Stereogum / April 28, 2007 - 1:02 pm

Jesus And Mary Chain Reunited, Disinterested

Every Indio-bound indie rock fan will be crowding around Coachella’s cleverly named “Coachella Stage” tonight at 7:40 for a performance from reunited Scottish alt-rockers Jesus And Mary Chain. No competition, there (sorry, Felix Da Housecat).

Last night, however, Pomona’s Glass House hosted the real first reunion show since 1998. And LAist was there for… More »

By: Stereogum / April 27, 2007 - 9:54 am