AN OFFICIAL SUB POPRecording


The Jesus and Mary Chain Birthday

Out of print

Release Date April 21, 1998

Catalog No SP434

Sub Pop kicked off their second volume of their singles club with a bang, starting with this 7-inch single from one of their biggest new signees: the Jesus and Mary Chain. The disc includes the track “Birthday” from the band’s (at the time) recently released LP Munki as well as a dreamy new b-side called “Hide Myself.” The tracks were each written by William and Jim Reid respectively – underscoring the divisions in both the album and the crumbling relationships within the band based off the Reid brothers’ conflicts.

-Dusty Henry, courtesy of KEXP