The Jesus And Mary Chain Working On First Album Since The ’90s

The Jesus And Mary Chain have been teasing a follow-up to 1998’s Munki since at least 2007, and basically every time they give an interview, brothers Jim and William Reid cite their arguments about new material as the main reason a new record isn’t out yet. Perhaps that is finally going to change? A week ago or so, Jim Reid gave an interview to Time Out New York saying that they are in the studio:

We’re doing an album now. We actually just started recording. It’s early days, but I would say it’s a more mature sound for the Mary Chain. But let’s just wait and see.

Consider though, as the Future Heart points out, they said this to Billboard in 2007, Jim talked about new music to Whopperjaw in 2012, and he told NME something similar earlier this year.

Believe whatever you want; I remain skeptical. However, in our interview with Reid about the 30th anniversary of Psychocandy, he did not mention a new album. Then again, we didn’t ask.