If there was a theme to 2013 for the Pearl Jam fan, it was "we might put out an album." Even though that didn't come to pass, it gave the individual members of Pearl Jam a chance to work with friends on some of their other projects. Stone Gossard was the first out of the gate with his band, Brad, fronted by Shawn Smith of Satchel and Pigeonhed.
In April, Brad released, United We Stand, their first album in two-years (the shortest gap between albums to date), and then took off on a national tour. With Pearl Jam still meandering their way to a new album, Brad has also announced their first European tour ever starting in February.