THE JESUS AND THE MARY CHAIN SHARE NEW VERSION OF 'THE TWO OF US'
“A wondrous return to form for a band born in melancholy.” – Pitchfork
“The Jesus & Mary Chain are forever kings of cool.” – Vice
“An unforeseeable triumph.” – Mojo
“‘Damage and Joy’ underscores the Mary Chain’s key strengths… bold guitar riffs and the pneumatic whirl of drum machines are the order of the day.” – Uncut
After a nineteen-year absence from recording, The Jesus And Mary Chain returned with ‘Damage And Joy’ which hit the Top 20 and immediately became their highest charting album since ‘Stoned & Dethroned’ back in 1994. The phenomenal reaction has been as if they’ve never been away: they’ve toured the UK and the US, sold-out London’s Shepherds Bush Empire and hit Stephen Colbert’s Late Show to perform ‘The Two Of Us’ with Sky Ferreira.
Although the album version of the ‘The Two Of Us’ featured Isobel Campbell, The Jesus And Mary Chain have again teamed up with Sky Ferreira to record a fresh new version of the track. Jim Reid’s coolly understated delivery contrasts with Ferreira’s impassioned vocal, while William Reid’s distorted riffs add rock ‘n’ roll grit to the Sixties-tinged track.
The Jesus And Mary Chain continue their touring in support of ‘Damage And Joy’ with a fresh blast of UK touring next month stopping off at Y Plas, Cardiff University on the 3rd of October. Tickets: http://bit.ly/jatmccdf