Friday, April 20, 2012

Set Your Alarms: Record Store Day

Don't forget that tomorrow is Record Store Day, and there are many awesome Pearl Jam goodies for which to hunt.  Also, if you live in Seattle or Kailua Village, Pearl Jam has announced a few free events that you'll want to attend (all times are local).

  • Brad in-store performance and signing at Easy Street Records (Queen Anne) at 4pm
  • Star Anna in-store performance and signing at Sonic Boom Records (Ballard) at 4pm
  • Po & the 4Fathers in-store performance and signing at Hungry Ear Records (Kailua Village, HI) at 2pm 
  • Lance Mercer Photo Exhibition with The Young Evils and Reignwolf at Easy Street Records (West Seattle) at 7:30pm
Here's a recap of the Pearl Jam related releases that will be available in record stores tomorrow:

Eddie Vedder (Monkeywrench)
“Love Boat Captain” / “Wishlist” (Live)
Live versions of two Pearl Jam favorites were recorded at The Orpheum in Minneapolis during Eddie Vedder's 2011 solo tour.

Brad (Razor & Tie)
“Water’s Deep” / “Pressure is On”
Brad is led by Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam) and vocalist Shawn Smith (Satchel/Pigeonhead). This limited 7” features b-sides from Brad’s new album United We Stand, which will be released on April 24th.

Mike McCready & Star Anna (Monkeywrench/Local 638)
“Keep On” / “Call Your Girlfriend”
Mike McCready has been collaborating with Star Anna since meeting her at a benefit show in Seattle in early 2011.  The B-side is Star Anna’s acoustic cover of Robyn’s dance-pop hit.

Po & the 4Fathers (Bam Boom/Monkeywrench)
“Kingdom Come” / “Do Ya”
Boom Gaspar (organ/keyboard for Pearl Jam) joined a crew of Hawaiian music all-stars in 2010 to create a sound of modern day Maoli music.  Eddie Vedder contributes his vocals to “Kingdom Come” and Stone Gossard is featured on guitar on “Do Ya”.

Willie Nelson (Legacy)
"Just Breathe"
The special Record Store Day EP Just Breathe features the title track, a cover of the Pearl Jam song, as well as “Come On Back Jesus” (both on the upcoming Heroes album, scheduled for May 15) and “Can I Sleep In Your Arms” a previously unreleased NON-ALBUM track! 

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