Friday, February 22, 2013

More Tenth Album Non-Answers

True, what Mike McCready has to say in his latest interview with Rolling Stone doesn't really rise to the level of "news" on the new album, but it's the closest we've come in a while.  He also explains what the band members mean when they say "halfway done."

Pearl Jam Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 11-6-11
"What everybody's been saying is halfway done," he says of the follow-up to 2009's Backspacer. "I think that's true – we have seven songs that are relatively completed. But then we have an additional 15 ready to go aside from any that Eddie brings in, so we'll weed through those."

Though he's reluctant to categorize the album just yet – "because what I can say won't make any sense until you hear it" – he can offer a few details.

"I would say as a cliché answer it's kind of a logical extension of what Backspacer was," he says. "But I think there's a little bit more experimental stuff going on. There's a Pink Floyd vibe to some of it, there's a punk rock edge to other stuff."
This Sunday, Mike will be running a half marathon in support of Team Gleason.  Visit their website to support the search for a cure to ALS.