Jesus and Mary Chain Splatter Record Store Day With ‘Psychocandy’ Vinyl Reissue
April 20 exclusive limited to 1,000 copies
The Jesus and Mary Chain’s essential 1985 debut, Psychocandy, will be reissued in a “paint splatter” vinyl edition for this year’s Record Store Day (April 20), according to the band’s Facebook page. Limited to just 1,000 copies, this pressing will come packaged with a reproduction of an early JAMC gig poster. As of now, it’s unclear if this new version of the fuzzed out masterpiece will be a U.K.-exclusive.
Other treasures planned for Record Store Day include Stephen Malkmus’ full-length cover of Can’s 1972 album Ege Bamyasi, a reprinting of Hüsker Dü’s first single, and a new Sub Pop compilation, among others. As previously reported, Record Store Day 2013’s official film selection is the star-studded documentary Last Shop Standing; this year’s ambassador is none other than reputed analog lover Jack White; and the vinyl holiday’s official poster features Jimi Hendrix. It all sounds so sweet, just like honey.