The Jesus And Mary Chain Debut Power Pop Anthem “Girl 71” — New Album “Glasgow Eyes” out March 22

Hey, we got something
I’ve got you, we got something
You’ve got me, we got something
We got love

The Jesus and Mary Chain are catching a new wave of nostalgia with “Girl 71,” the latest single from their much-anticipated album Glasgow Eyes, slated for a March 22 release. Following the footsteps of “jamcod” and “Chemical Animal,” this track is a blast from the past, yet feels entirely new, launched with gusto via Fuzz Club.

Cranking out tunes with the infectious zest of organ-led power-pop, laced with a raw garage-rock bite, “Girl 71” finds its home in the most playful corner of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s often gloom-laden discography. This catchy anthem serves as an escape from the depths of self-doubt, offering salvation through the eyes of another, and weaves together the swagger of Lou Reed with a post-Pet Sounds Beach Boys-esque groove while also channeling the playfulness of Split Enz.

And when Jim Reid’s unmistakable, laid-back vocal swagger enters, perfectly complemented by the sugary harmonies of Rachel Conte, the effect is akin to finding a piece of bubblegum in a leather jacket pocket—unexpectedly sweet and perfectly aligned with the band’s edgy charm. The blend of Reid’s drawl with Conte’s harmonies creates a sonic dichotomy that’s equally candy as it is the gleam of a switchblade knife (or a comb disguised as one.)

Listen to Girl 71 below:

Recorded in the hallowed halls of Mogwai’s Castle of Doom studio and produced by the Reid brothers themselves, “Girl 71” showcases The Jesus and Mary Chain’s mastery over their sound. The track adds depth to the upcoming Glasgow Eyes album and underscores the band’s ability to evolve their signature style while staying true to their roots.

Glasgow Eyes is available to pre-order here. Anticipation for the album has already seen three vinyl formats sell out, but double-colored vinyl and double-black vinyl are still available, both of which feature artwork from William Reid. The album release has moved back slightly to March 22nd due to a delay in vinyl production.

In addition to the album release and to celebrate their 40th anniversary, The Jesus and Mary Chain are set to embark on an extensive tour across the UK, Ireland, and Europe starting in March. The high demand for their performances is evident, as additional shows have been added in both London and Manchester following the rapid sell-out of initial dates. Moreover, their festival plans for 2024 are shaping up, with confirmed appearances at Festival Tomavistas (Spain), Paredes De Coura (Portugal), and Cruel World (USA).

The UK, Ireland, and Europe leg has just been boosted with confirmation of special guests Aircooled (featuring JAMC drummer Justin Welch) and deathcrash, while their summer festival schedule is also taking shape.

Remaining tickets for the tour can be obtained here.

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Alice Teeple

Alice Teeple is a photographer, multidisciplinary artist, and writer. She is not in Tin Machine.

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