This item is to the best of our knowledge available to us from the supplier and should ship to you within the time-frame indicated. If there are any unforeseen issues with availability we will notify you immediately
Boomkat Product Review:
The Jesus and Mary Chain’s Jim and William Reid are back, and this time they’ve brought their sister along too. Linda Reid actually made an appearance on the final JAMC album, 1998’s Munki, but here her sugary vocals take centre stage. The classic Reid brothers song templates are in place and the album certainly doesn’t disappoint, serving up 40 minutes of fuzz-drenched, opiated rock & roll. In addition to the presence of fellow Jesus And Mary Chain alumnus Ben Lurie, there’s an all-star line-up working behind the scenes on this record, with Stephen Pastel contributing and members of tompaulin, Electrafixion and Earl Brutus all performing as part of the live band. But getting back to the actual album, opener ‘Pastel Blue’ with its over-saturated distortion reinforces just how far the influence of the Reid brothers has extended: it could be a Fennesz track, right down to the quivering synth strings that swell up at the end. A magnificent start. ‘Jamoclas’ places us firmly into that familiar echo chamber sound world, all I-IV-V chord progressions and hip-shaking tambourine. Single, ‘Cant Stop The Rock’ is an especially successful variant on this; a languid outing into some of the most elegant, intelligent pop around. The utterly gorgeous ‘Kissaround’ marks a change of pace and mood, using the template of a country ballad as its starting point. It blissfully brings to mind the honeyed balm of Pluramon’s Dreams Top Rock with Julee Cruise or even Hope Sandoval’s superb Bavarian Fruit bread LP. A great pop record - highly recommended.