Ha! The new Pearl Jam single is officially going to be available for download this Tuesday from the fabulously redesigned PearlJam.com website, and I was hoping it would surface in advance. Well, yay, it did. Some technologically clever soul ripped the audio from the 107.7 The End radio stream and I am so pleased to present it to you.
I find myself still furiously in love with that guitar riff on the chorus. It’s tight and caged and excellent. I was a bit surprised to hear that the sound of the rest of the song is more loping and melodic than the earlier snippet made it seem. The verse portions of World Wide Suicide strongly remind me of an excellent, excellent b-side from the Lost Dogs CD called Undone.
“World Wide Suicide” – Pearl Jam
(updated with official released version – better quality – on 3/7/06)
One thing I am not as crazy about is the title of their new album: Pearl Jam. Yep, self-titled. That seems like more of a debut album move to me, but some say it is a classic in the rock tradition. I would have voted for the “Super-unowned” title myself, but oddly, no one asked me.
Pearl Jam’s new album is scheduled for a May 2 release. The confirmed tracklist is:
01 Life Wasted
02 World Wide Suicide
03 Comatose (formerly Crapshoot)
04 Severed Hand
05 Marker In The Sand
08 Big Wave
09 Gone (previously featured on the Monday Music Roundup in January, go snag it)
10 Wasted Reprise
11 Army Reserve
12 Come Back
13 Inside Job
The first leg of the tour dates have been announced. My stars, do I love these guys & I am stoked for a tour.