Wednesday, May 27, 2020

All in Washington: June 10th

It looks like Pearl Jam might be getting together for some sort of show.  The campaign, All In Washington, has announced that they will be having "A Concert for COVID Relief," a virtual benefit concert featuring Pearl Jam, Macklemore, Brandi Carlile, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Dave Matthews, and several other Washington-state musicians.  It is unknown if bands will be together or separated.

The event will air June 10th at 6:30pm (presumably Pacific time).  

To learn more and get updates, visite the KEXP website.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Video: Retrograde

Today, Pearl Jam released an official video for the song, Retrograde, on Gigaton, featuring a whole new crew of filmmakers.

Video Credits:
Director: Josh Wakely
Producer: Rachel Pinchbeck for Grace - a storytelling company
VFX Supervisor: Daniel Roizman
Post-Production Producer: Paul Furminger & Steve Won
Editor: Simon Furminger

Thursday, May 7, 2020

High End Gigaton Prints in the Ten Shop

The Ten Club is currently offering high end posters by Ken Taylor and Krzysztof Domaradzki commemorating Gigaton.  Both retail for $250 (plus $22 domestic S&H).  The Ames Bros. poster, previously sold on their website, has already sold out, so don't waste time.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Record Store Day(s) 2020

Record Store Day has announced more changes for 2020.  Instead of releasing albums on one day later this year, they're going to release albums on three different days.  Coming June 1, they plan to announce a new list of releases for each day.
Since 2008, Record Store Day has grown into the world’s largest single-day music event, shining a light on the culture of the indie record store across the globe. In 2020, that world is different, so Record Store Day will be too. RSD is now scheduled to be celebrated with special, properly distanced release dates on Saturdays in August, September and October.

Record Store Day will look very different this year, but supporting indie record stores may be more important than ever. We don't know what sort of rules will be in place, or what sort of gatherings people will be in the mood for this year, so we're focusing on the music and getting the really great titles on the RSD Official List this year into the stores and into your hands, in the most financially and socially responsible way.

The titles on the RSD 2020 Official List, launched on March 5th, will be released at participating record stores on one of these three RSD Drops: August 29th, September 26th, and October 24th. The new version of The List, with newly assigned RSD Drops dates will launch on June 1 so check back here for a look at when you'll be able to pick up the titles on your RSD 2020 wishlist at your local record store.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Jeff Covers Buzzcocks' Sitting Around At Home

Today, Pearl Jam posted a video of Jeff Ament and John Wicks (of Fitz and The Tantrums) covering Buzzcocks' Sitting Around At Home.  The Pearl Jam website calls it a "single."  Could we expect a 45 in the near future?
"This Buzzcocks’ tune (written by Steve Diggle) has entered my brain every bored moment I’ve had since 1979. Different Kind of Tension is a great existential pandemic listen. Recorded with my crosstown brother John Wicks, crushing the drum kit in his basement". - Jeff

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Eddie Vedder on the Kōkua Festival Stream

Last night, the Kōkua Festival, which was forced to cancel this year, aired several artists from home.  Among them, Eddie Vedder, singing Far Behind from his Soundtrack for the movie Into the Wild, a duet of Constellations with Jack Johnson, and Better Together with Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, and an entire ensemble. 

Other artists included in the stream were Willie Nelson, Ben Harper, G. Love, Ziggy Marley, Lukas Nelson, Paula Fuga, Kawika Kahiapo, John Cruz, Anuhea, Ron a Artis II, and Thunderstorm Artis.

Peak to Sky 2020, Cancelled

Friday, April 24, 2020

Gigaton Visualizer Comes to Apple TV

Pearl Jam has announced a week-long collaboration with Apple TV to bring you the Gigaton Visualization Experience in Dolby Atmos to your living room.  Apple TV subscribers will be able to watch Gigaton (oh, and also the Beastie Boys Story) starting today. 
Pearl Jam and Apple TV are announcing the release of the Gigaton Visual Expierence in Dolby Atmos - a special audio visual event. This experience will be available for free to all Apple TV users for one week. Start watching on Friday, April 24.
Check for a free week offer, if you want to subscribe.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Ames Bros Gigaton Serigraphs

Ames Bros is offering a very limited run of Gigaton-themed posters tomorrow, April 20th, 2020, at 1pm ET.  Head to their shop tomorrow if you want one, but hurry, because there will be very few available.  Here's what to expect:
  • Signed and Numbered out of 200. 
  • Only 85 available at time of sale.
  • Large Format Serigraph
  • Seven Color Serigraph on Coventry Rag 320 GSM, 100% Cotton Archival Paper with hand-deckled edges
  • Hand signed & hand numbered
  • Official Pearl Jam serial numbered security label

Eddie's At-Home Performance of "River Cross"

In case you didn't make it though all 10 hours of live performances that were part of the One World: Together at Home special, you can watch Eddie performing River Cross on the same pump organ featured on Gigaton.

You can still be part of Global Citizen's efforts to combat poverty on their Take Action page.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Jeff Ament & Montana Pool Service on PMA Podcast

Jeff and his work building pools in Montana was featured in the final episode of PMA's podcast.  He talks about growing up in Montana, what inspired him to build skate parks all over Montana, and how his early life influenced his music.
This Season Zero finale is special for a few important reasons. The first one is that unlike all the previous episodes, we actually recorded this one properly in a studio, so this is a little glimpse into what the next season will sound like. It’s also remarkable because had our guest this week not done so much important work building skateparks across his home state of Montana, this magazine and podcast may never have been created.

Please enjoy our interview with Jeff Ament, who was kind enough to drop by for a chat to help us trace the roots of his empathy, and learn more about his truly groundbreaking organization, Montana Pool Service. We hope you enjoy it!
You can also pick up the print issue, featuring Jeff on the cover on their website.

Friday, April 10, 2020

The Gigaton Image 3-D Viewer

Did you have View Master as a kid?  Do you wish you could enjoy the Gigaton artwork through one while rocking out to the album?  Well, Pearl Jam has the item for you!  Pick up an Image 3-D viewer with a disc of Gigaton artwork on their website for $35 (unknown S&H).

Now if Pearl Jam will get into the back catalog for more discs!

Pearl Jam Postpones European Shows

From Pearl Jam's website:
In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Pearl Jam's 2020 European tour dates have been postponed until June/July 2021.

We are working with all of our partners to reschedule these dates and will release the new tour routing as soon as we are able.

All tickets will be honored for the rescheduled concert dates.

Refunds are not being offered at this time. However, we are still reviewing specific ticketing policies with our partners in each country. Ticket holders will be notified of any changes.

As previously announced, London's BST festival was cancelled on April 8th. For more information and the event statement, please go here.

We look forward to returning to Europe in 2021!