new Pearl Jam forthcoming
originally posted March 8, 2006 on A Letter Never Sent
The brand spanking new Pearl Jam single is available for free MP3 download on their official site (link below), and I've been listening to it non-stop today. It's pretty badass, and things look good for the 8th studio album.
The song sounds like some songs off of Yield and Vitalogy. As Eddie Vedder has mentioned in recent articles, one can definitely hear some punk influences, as well as some sweet Who-inspired touches.
To be completely honest, "Worldwide Suicide" is probably Pearl Jam's best lead single in more than a decade.
Pearl Jam could bust a move up the Letter Never Sent Best Bands of All Time list after this new studio record, we'll just have to wait and see.
download new PJ here ----> http://bootlegs.pearljam.com/wwslogin.aspx
One of the gentlemen in charge of online promotion for the new Pearl Jam record got in touch with me with the album cover artwork.
Here it is:
also... the below is reprinted from the following Rolling Stone article:
Out: May 2nd
"A couple of rock songs, a couple of ballads -- it's not rocket science," says Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard about the band's new disc. Not that he wants to undersell the hard work the band put into its eighth studio album, and its first studio record for Clive Davis' J Records. Pearl Jam entered Seattle's Studio X in November 2004, each member armed with ideas. After whittling about thirty songs to sixteen working tracks, singer Eddie Vedder took the rough sketches and wrote lyrics for them. "That took a while," says Gossard, "but it was worth the wait: He wrote some beautiful lyrics for this record." The title, Pearl Jam, reflects the group's most collaborative effort yet: It produced the album together, along with Adam Kasper; each member will receive writing credits; and, for the first time ever, guitarist Mike McCready contributes lyrics, to the album closer, "Inside Job."
The boys are also bracing for a yearlong world tour, to kick off in late spring. "All of our new stuff is so much fun to play," says Gossard, on a break from rehearsing the album's first single, "Worldwide Suicide." "I can't wait." (AUSTIN SCAGGS)