So, wow, one of the best things about being a music blogger is that people representing PEARL JAM (who, as you all know are probably my favorite band) send me stuff regarding the new album! I am so excited, this is fab. Here is the cover of the new album. Why is there an avocado? Jury’s still out on that one. But they are a fabulous source of healthy fats in your diet.
A few related tidbits that I’ve found:
- World Wide Suicide debuted on Billboard Modern Rock Audience Chart at number 1 and number 3 overall on the format’s chart. Check out this Billboard article. Go boys!
- There is a sweet pre-order deal goin on right now at the pearljam.com site. If you pre-order the album you get a free DVD of their epic 1992 New Year’s Eve show at The Academy in New York (opening for Keith Richards and the X-Pensive Winos). Read the SPIN article here about the show, and download the audio file of Wash from that same show (and read more about it). Sah-weet! For $14 bucks you can’t miss.
- Rolling Stone recently had a listen of the album and offered up some more tantalizing details about the music: “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.’ Gossard’s two musical pieces, ‘Parachutes,’ an island-flavored beauty with acoustic guitars, a Wurlitzer, and shifting time signatures, and ‘Life Wasted,’ which features a bridge reminiscent of Pink Floyd, are among twelve or thirteen tracks that made the final cut.”