The Jesus and Mary Chain have still got it. The legends of distorted guitar pop from the ‘80s have announced Damage and Joy, their first album in 18 years. On “Amputation”, the album’s lead-off single, they explore their mellow side while still carrying their inimitable sense of rock and roll cool. It simmers throughout the buzzing song, which has all the classic JMC trademarks: a simple pop structure, a catchy melody, sardonic vocals, and sonic experimentation. While it sounds like the band is maturing in some ways, they’re famous for their unpredictability. Who’s to say what the rest of Damage and Joy will sound like? Listen below.