Pearl Jam album news
2012-03-10 by iambandersnatch | 37 Comments

http://www.nme.com/news/pearl-jam/62537

Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard has given an update on the band's progress in recording their 10th studio album.

The axeman, who is currently promoting his new LP with his side project Brad, has said that the band are "not in a rush", but that they may only be "a song or two away" from finishing.

Speaking to Rolling Stone about the follow-up to 2009's 'Backspacer', Gossard said: "We've recorded some songs, and we're going to record and write some more. It might be that we're a song away or two, or it might be that we're going to record six or seven more songs.

"I think the main thing is that we're not in a rush and there’s no urgency to it. The most important thing is that we put something out that continues to expand our boundaries rather than trying to follow what we've done in the past. I think it's a good time to hopefully continue to experiment, and continue to shake it up."

He continued: "We want people to go 'Wow, that’s kind of weird for Pearl Jam,' and then 10 years later they can go, 'Oh, that’s my favorite period', which is always kind of what happens."

Asked if he could describe the songs for the band's new record, Gossard said that the album was "refreshingly cool" and that the band would make sure it didn't sound too polished.

He added: "It's just us in the studio screwing around, not taking it too seriously. I think that's one of the biggest problems in rock is people thinking too much, putting too much emphasis on getting things perfect or completely sorted out. Sometimes that sound of not having everything sorted out is kind of cool."

Pearl Jam will headline this year's Isle Of Wight Festival alongside Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen. The festival takes place from June 22–24 next summer.

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ncguitar
March 10th 2012

2190 Comments


Fuck yeah!!!!

ThroneOfAgony
March 10th 2012

3485 Comments


Fuck yes! Sweet!

skoopy48
March 10th 2012

1308 Comments


Cool, Backspacer grew on me

Metalguy908
March 10th 2012

284 Comments


hmm.

ohfoxxxycole
March 10th 2012

4350 Comments


swee

fsupride
March 10th 2012

143 Comments


Really liked Backspacer, excited for this.

Oblivioncry
March 10th 2012

601 Comments


awesome. though i guess it won't be like Ten, i can't wait. if its atleast as good as backspacer i'm fine with it

btw PJ20 is a great documentary

FearThyEvil9
March 10th 2012

11342 Comments


Man, these guys just pump out albums and they're all pretty damn good. Awesome band!

TAB
March 10th 2012

435 Comments


"and that the band would make sure it didn't sound too polished. "

in other words, theyll make sure it sucks

DarkSideOfLucca
March 10th 2012

3273 Comments


@TAB- No dude. In other words, this sounds like a more 'grungy' Pearl Jam as opposed to the super polished pop rock album that was Backspacer. Don't get me wrong, Backspacer was great, but how the hell does "not too polished" and Pearl Jam sound out of place for you?

heyadam
March 10th 2012

1692 Comments


Pretty stoked for this. I just really want to see them live

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dammets
March 10th 2012

2035 Comments


i'll be looking foward to this. Love Pearl jam

xfearbefore
March 10th 2012

1195 Comments


Definitely one of the most consistent rock bands of their era, I can't honestly think of a single bad album they've ever released, so this should be good.

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Activista anti-MTV
March 10th 2012

3134 Comments


nice

paxman
March 10th 2012

4083 Comments


What's up with the retarded new users?

eleventhsun
March 10th 2012

1475 Comments


One of my favorites since 1993. Hopefully I can finally see them live. Would mean the world to me.

iambandersnatch
March 10th 2012

1451 Comments


Not that big of a PJ fan, but definitely curious what 'experimental Pearl Jam' means.

paxman
March 10th 2012

4083 Comments


They've always been experimental, and they'll certainly never attempt to make another Ten (that they would is an idiotic notion), and their sound is more or less the antithesis of "polished."

LoungeFly23
March 11th 2012

10 Comments


In terms of experimentation, I'm hoping for something in the same vein as "You Are" or "Sleight of Hand".

YouGotLucky
March 11th 2012

943 Comments


lol they aren't consistent at all

ncguitar
March 11th 2012

2190 Comments


I bet you're one of the kids that hate good bands when they are successful.

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
March 11th 2012

3158 Comments


They aren't telling much about the new album but I hope it'll be out soon.

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Myles7
March 11th 2012

169 Comments


Wow!! Stoked!!

"I hope it'll be out soon" [2]

porch
March 11th 2012

8390 Comments


"I bet you're one of the kids that hate good bands when they are successful."

heh heh you got him good job

man it's almost as if pearl jam aren't a really uninteresting, mediocre band that were never actually good

Nagrarok
March 11th 2012

7956 Comments


Backspacer was pretty good but hopefully they'll do better with this.

greg84
Staff Reviewer
March 11th 2012

7162 Comments


The last album by these guys was Binaural which was quite uneven. Not really stoked for this.

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The7thVermicide
March 11th 2012

925 Comments


I should check this , most of their albums are very good

KILL
March 11th 2012

67082 Comments


porch bro come on you gota dig ten at least a bit

LepreCon
March 11th 2012

3544 Comments


Cool, always room on my shelves for some more Pearl Jam!

DallaShepherd
March 11th 2012

18 Comments


Pearl Jam is the best! Very hopeful for this, I've been a huge fan of all the albums.

ChuckyTruant
March 11th 2012

15572 Comments


Hrjgstrhteshrtsh

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jmh886
March 11th 2012

747 Comments


pearl jam fucking rules. if you've never seen them live, do yourself a favor and go see em.

tcat84
March 11th 2012

795 Comments


greg84...the last album by these guys was binaural???... yeah y2k was a quite a scare eh? but the millenium party made up for it! goodbye 90's!

saw pearl jam in september was probably the longest set of songs I have ever seen by one band... like 30ish... was fuckin awesome and they had mudhoney open for them! bad ass band

PHATJ
March 11th 2012

21 Comments


Great news. Backspacer was a disappointment and easily PJ’s weakest album. Any departure from that will be welcomed. Many of PJ’s more interesting songs (Sleight of Hand, Help Help, You Are, etc.) are of the experimental variety (experimental for PJ that is). I for one am really looking forward to hearing where they go with this. As Stone said, hopefully this release will be “kind of weird for Pearl Jam” and our “favorite period” of newer Pearl Jam music. I just hope the release comes sooner rather then later.

Sciroccu
March 12th 2012

730 Comments


sweet, Backspacer was ok but i'm waiting for something better.

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chordcat
March 12th 2012

8 Comments


I can't wait...

Atmos
March 25th 2012

8 Comments


I couldn't ever get into this band like I did Soundgarden or other bands from the 90's, but they have some really good singles.



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