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Pearl Jam to release brand new single next week?

- July 1st, 2013

The countdown is on, Pearl Jam fans.

With initial reports indicating the veteran grungers are set to release their brand new single Mind Your Manners sometime this month, now a countdown clock is on display on their official website, ticking down to next Monday at 1 p.m. ET (July 8).

The track, according to Australia’s Triple M radio (they’ve apparently heard it), is described as “short, sharp, hard and loud,” in the straight-ahead punk vein of the group’s hard-charging single Spin the Black Circle (off of 1994′s Vitalogy). To add to the mystery, the post has since been taken down.

As far as the new album is concerned, here’s what we know. Speaking to Rolling Stone back in February, guitarist Mike McCready said that it will be released “this year, for sure,” and explained the sound of the songs as having a “Pink Floyd vibe to some of it, there’s a punk rock edge to other stuff.”

Meanwhile, here’s a be-wary-of-the-Internet alert: A random fan post on Pearl Jam’s message board indicated that the album will be called Tides, and has a release date of October 8. They even went as far as publishing a so-called “tracklist”:

1. Revolution Reruns (3:36)
2. Kickstop (2:14)
3. Vivid Futures (3:58)
4. Mind Your Manners (3:08)
5. The Undertow (4:04)
6. Red (3:23)
7. Of The Earth (6:15)
8. Tracking Change (4:21)
9. Uncharted Terrain (3:59)
10. Foliage (2:16)
11. Derision (3:32)
12. Sans Finis (7:12)

We’ll see how accurate this is – possibly next week.

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

The Seattle rockers have two upcoming sold-out shows at London, Ontario’s Budweiser Gardens on July 16, as well as Chicago’s Wrigley Field on July 19. Both gigs are billed as “An Evening With Pearl Jam,” meaning you will probably have full PJ for 3 plus hours, with no opening act.

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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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