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New Pearl Jam album coming ‘this year’

- February 22nd, 2013

It’s shaping up to be an exciting year for fans of Pearl Jam.

First came the news of a handful of live shows (including a sold-out date at London’s Budweiser Gardens on July 16), now guitarist Mike McCready revealed to Rolling Stone that a new studio album will be released “this year, for sure.”

“What everybody’s been saying is halfway done,” he told the mag. “I think that’s true – we have seven songs that are relatively completed. But then we have an additional 15 ready to go aside from any that Eddie brings in, so we’ll weed through those.”

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He also gave a few details about the sound of the new tunes, stating: “I think there’s a little bit more experimental stuff going on. There’s a Pink Floyd vibe to some of it, there’s a punk rock edge to other stuff.”

The album, which will be produced by longtime PJ knob twiddler Brendan O’Brien, will be the first studio effort since 2009′s Backspacer.

Here’s their tour dates for 2013 (so far):

Mon 03/04/13 Buenos Aires, Argentina Constanera Sur

Sun 03/31/13 Sao Paulo, Brazil Jockey Club (Lollapalooza)

Sat 04/06/13 Santiago, Chile Elipse Del Parque O’Higgins (Lollapalooza)

Tue 07/16/13 London, ON Budweiser Gardens

Fri 07/19/13 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field

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