Pearl Jam Releases “Dark Matter”

Pearl Jam: Dark MatterPearl Jam connected with producer Andrew Watt last year at the legendary Shangri-La Studios in Miami. Facing each other in one room with their instruments, they were struck with a burst of inspiration and the album Dark Matter was created in just three weeks.

The record marks the rock band’s 12th studio album, but vocalist Eddie Vedder says they’re at the top of their game.

“We’re still looking for ways to communicate,” he said. “We’re at this time in our lives when you could do it or you could not do it, but we still care about putting something out there that is meaningful and we hopefully think is our best work. No hyperbole, I think this is our best work.”

Bassist Jeff Ament agreed. “What Ed said about getting us in a room at this point, we felt like we were about to make a really important record,” he added. “A lot of that had to do with the atmosphere Andrew set up. He has encyclopedic knowledge of our history, not only as a band and how we wrote songs, but as players. He could pinpoint things we did on old songs to the point where I was like, ‘What the fuck is he talking about?’ His excitement was contagious. He’s a force. I just want to say thanks for keeping us on track. I couldn’t be prouder of us as a band. I feel so grateful for the fans, but mostly for my brothers and these people I’ve made music with.”

Check out the title track, which has some pretty gnarly bass tones:

Dark Matter is available now on CD, vinyl, and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Dark Matter Track List:

  1. Scared of Fear
  2. React, Respond
  3. Wreckage
  4. Dark Matter
  5. Won’t Tell
  6. Upper Hand
  7. Waiting for Stevie
  8. Running
  9. Something Special
  10. Got to Give
  11. Setting Sun

Pearl Jam Dark Matter World Tour Dates:

May 04Vancouver, BCRogers Arena
May 06Vancouver, BCRogers Arena
May 10Portland, ORModa Center
May 13Sacramento, CAGolden 1 Center
May 16Las Vegas, NVMGM Grand Garden Arena
May 18Las Vegas, NVMGM Grand Garden Arena
May 21Los Angeles, CAKia Forum
May 22Los Angeles, CAKia Forum
May 25**Napa Valley, CABottleRock Festival
May 28Seattle, WAClimate Pledge Arena
May 30Seattle, WAClimate Pledge Arena
Jun 22Dublin, IEMarlay Park
Jun 25Manchester, UKManchester Co-Op Arena
Jun 29London, UKTottenham Hotspur Stadium
Jul 02Berlin, DEWaldbühne
Jul 03Berlin, DEWaldbühne
Jul 06Barcelona, ESPalau Sant Jordi
Jul 08Barcelona, ESPalau Sant Jordi
Jul 11**Madrid, SEMad Cool Festival
Jul 13**Lisbon, PTNOS Alive Festival
Aug 22Missoula, MTWashington-Grizzly Stadiu
Aug 26*Indianapolis, INRuoff Music Center
Aug 29Chicago, ILWrigley Field
Aug 31Chicago, ILWrigley Field
Sep 03New York, NYMadison Square Garden
Sep 04New York, NYMadison Square Garden
Sep 07Philadelphia, PAWells Fargo Center
Sep 09Philadelphia, PAWells Fargo Center
Sep 12Baltimore, MDCFG Bank Arena
Sep 15Boston, MAFenway Park
Sep 17Boston, MAFenway Park
Nov 08Auckland, NZGo Media Stadium Mt Smart
Nov 13Gold Coast, AUHeritage Bank Stadium
Nov 16Melbourne, AUMarvel Stadium
Nov 21Sydney, AUGiants Stadium

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