Thursday, November 17, 2011

New Album Status

Pearl Jam Buenos Aires, Argentina 11-13-11
Last week, Mike dealt a vicious blow to TheSkyIScrape's prediction that Pearl Jam's tenth album will be released on May 22nd, 2012.  In an interview during the band's stop in Brazil, Mike said that the band has seven songs complete, but won't be heading back into the studio until March.
“… I don’t know about it right now. I think we’ll take a break with the reissues,” McCready said. “I thought that we would keep doing it, but maybe it will take another year before continuing this process. At the end we’ll probably remaster everything and Brendan O’Brien will remix some albums. But in this moment we are in the process of composing an album, we have seven songs … and we’ll work on the rest of them next year in March.”
Am I revising my prediction?  Not quite yet.  Not because I feel that strongly about May 22nd, but because I'm too lazy to think of a better date.  Until then, keep your eyes open and your ears ready.  2012 is going to be a banner year for Pearl Jam!