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Jesus and Mary Chain Splatter Record Store Day With ‘Psychocandy’ Vinyl Reissue

April 20 exclusive limited to 1,000 copies

picture-18547-1390524318By: Kyle McGovern // February 28, 2013

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.