Thursday, September 23, 2021

Pearl Jam's Ohana Merch


Pearl Jam tweeted out the graphic of all of their merchandise for the Ohana Festival.  Items include Ohana-specific items, Pearl Jam's feminism collection that was on sale in Jersey, and several accessories that have been on sale at the Ten Club website from the Gigaton release.

Their Merch Stand opens at 10am tomorrow outside the venue.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Stip Back on State of Love and Trust Podcast


 Will Jason and Paul start paying Stip for his work on their podcast?  That's a question that doesn't get asked in Episode 73 because the discussion sticks to the legacy of No Code.  Listen here.
Jason and Paul are joined once again by Stip from The Sky I Scrape / Red Mosquito to discuss the legacy of the songs of No Code. But first the guys react to the first live Pearl Jam concert in over three years from the Sea.Hear.Now festival. All that and the Lyric and Live Cut of the Week - Off He Goes.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Live on 14 Legs


 If you were at Saturday night's Asbury Park show you know that Pearl Jam has added a new touring guitarist, former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist, Josh Kinghoffer, who was left without a band when RHCP's original guitarist, John Frusciante returned to the band.

With touring keyboardist, Boom Gaspar, this brings the size of Pearl Jam up to seven members and opens up the opportunity for some exciting new arrangements of Pearl Jam's songs.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Forgotten Boardwalk Brewery Releases Four Pearl Jam-Themed Beers

 

In celebration of Pearl Jam's performance tomorrow night in Asbury Park, local brewery, Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Company has release four beers themed after Pearl Jam songs with cans designed by artist, Local Summer, in Cherry Hill.

Look for First to the Jaw, an IPA; Cigar Box on the Floor, a smoked porter; Don't Go On Me, a golden ale; and Lemon Yellow Sun, a wheat beer.







Thursday, September 16, 2021

Sea.Hear.Now Merch

Ahead of this weekend's festival in Asbury Park, Pearl Jam has tweeted out their merch offerings which will be on-sale tomorrow from 3-9pm in The Wonder Bar parking lot.

10+ shirt designs, hats, a water bottle, and a poster by Ken Taylor are among the offerings.

 

Monday, September 13, 2021

Loosegrove Records: Josh Freese "Just a Minute, Volume 1"


Stone Gossard and Regan Hagar's label, Loosegroove Records, is releasing a solo album by Josh Freese, drummer for The Vandals, Suicidal Tendancies, Paul Westerberg and The Replacements, and Devo and many, many more.  The album contains 20 1-minute songs recording during the pandemic and previously released via social media.

Now the collection, releasing on October 29th, will be available for purchase and as a pink coral vinyl version available from Brooklyn Vegan.


Friday, September 10, 2021

Pearl Jam Halloween Merch 2021


 Act quick!  Pearl Jam just put up a glow-in-the-dark, zombie variant of their Funko Pop! 5-pack.  You can pick up yours for $75 (+$12.45 domestic S&H).

You can also get your annual Halloween shirt, a glow-in-the-dark Stickman, for $35.




Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Eddie Vedder's Third Solo Album, Earthling

While most of us were sleeping the Ten Club and Republic Records announced the upcoming release of Eddie Vedder's third solo album, Earthling.  Ed is working with producer Andrew Watt, who has recently worked with Justin Bieber, Ozzy Osbourne, and Miley Cyrus.
For this record, Eddie Vedder worked with producer Andrew Watt in their first collaboration. The combination of Eddie Vedder's vocals and Watt’s production come together to drive the emotional power behind the piece of work.
The first single, Long Way, heavy with Tom Petty's influence, released to all of the streaming services last night, and you can pre-order a 7" record that will include a B-side called The Haves from the Ten Club ($10 + $6.45 domestic S&H).

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Transparent Clinch Gallery


 If you find yourself in Asbury Park, NJ (perhaps to see a Pearl Jam show in the near future), you should check out the Transparent Clinch Gallery in the Asbury Hotel.  And if you're in town on September 15th, you should stop by the Wishlist Foundation's 15th Anniversary Party.

Danny Clinch Photography and the Transparent Clinch Gallery are generously donating 10% of all Pearl Jam print sales, (online at dannyclinch.com and in-person at the Gallery), all day on September 15, 2021. Additionally, all proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Wishlist Foundation.

Transparent Clinch Gallery is an immersive art and music venue selling large-format prints, T-shirts, and books of the famous photographer’s rock star portraits, mid century modern furniture and a collection of vinyl records

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Stip is Back on the State of Love and Trust Podcast


Our very own Stip is back on the State of Love and Trust podcast, wrapping up a month of episodes celebrating the anniversary of Ten and talking about Alive.
Jason and Paul are joined again by Stip from The Sky I Scrape / Red Mosquito, this time, to discuss the quintessential Pearl Jam song. The history. The lyrical evolution. The music's impact. The arc of its importance to the audience and band as it navigates its ascendency to the aforementioned quintessential status, its banishment due to Roskilde, and its glorious return in a renewed sense of celebration. It's Alive.
Give a listen here.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Elton John's The Lockdown Sessions

Today, Elton John announced a new album, The Lockdown Sessions, due out October 22nd.  It includes collaborations from many different artists on each track, including a song called E-Ticket with Eddie Vedder.  You can pre-order on CD, vinyl, and cassette here.



Sunday, August 29, 2021

Ten at Thirty

 

 

 A couple of years ago I was out to dinner with several friends.  A classic rock station was playing in the background, and the Rolling Stones’ Brown Sugar came up in rotation. It was followed by R.E.M.’s Man on the Moon, a song about holding onto the innocence time strips away.  About halfway through the song I had a horrifying thought.  When I was in high school Brown Sugar felt old. A relic of a bygone era.  Something no longer vital. A song with nothing to say, whose value lay entirely in nostalgia.  But after some quick math I realized that more years had passed between the release of Man on the Moon and this dinner then there were between Brown Sugar and the release of Man on the Moon.

 

And now Ten is thirty, which means Pearl Jam is thirty.  And yet, somehow, Ten still feels as fresh and vital to me as it ever did.  And even though who Pearl Jam is and what they mean has evolved over time (their music, its themes, and my relationship with them), Ten retains a timelessness seemingly at odds with how firmly rooted it is in the early 90s.  The reverb-soaked production, the unapologetic hugeness of the sound, the furious angst embedded in the songs, even the much-parodied sound and performance of Eddie Vedder himself.  Ten should be dated, and yet I find, after thirty years, it remains the Pearl Jam album I most return to.  And while I don’t want to dethrone Vitalogy, if I’m honest, it might be my favorite.

 

The albums strengths remain undiminished.  Ten contains the strongest collection of memorable riffs in the catalog, alongside some of the most full throated, unselfconscious, unapologetic performances of their career. This was the only time they could be Pearl Jam without fear of repeating or parodying themselves.   Everything was new. Every moment swung for the fences.  Every second bore the weight of a lifetime of things to say and only one chance to say them. One of the highlights of so many of the best songs on Ten (Alive, Black, Jeremy, Oceans, Porch) is that the band was not afraid to linger in an emotional space even if they weren’t sure where it was going.  So many of the songs clear their final chorus and just explore the moment with an unstructured primal intensity, and even though he was out of lyrics, Eddie’s voice weaved in and out of the music, tying those final moments to the stories and the emotional journey that had carried them there. It not only made the music impossibly cathartic, it made it personal, intimate in a way that belied its hugeness.

 

Ten works because Eddie’s voice bridged those contradictions. It collapsed the distance between intensely private performances and the communal experience of them.   His voice gave the songs clarity even when the lyrics were obscure and the delivery jumbled.  It embodied the way in which an experience is felt as real and powerful even when it cannot be fully navigated, deconstructed, or explained.  Even songs that deal with incredibly specific experiences (Alive, Why Go, Jeremy, Release) could feel universal because of the power of those performances.

 

The music you encounter as a teenager or young adult is bound to linger in your consciousness. It gets baked into your formative experiences, and provides the emotional vocabulary you use to process a time when everything is new, every moment formative, every experience the most important in the world.   And Ten certainly benefits from that – at least for me, who was 14 when it came out.   But its continued power and relevance in my life isn’t just nostalgia.  I have my nostalgic attachments, and I know what they feel like.  This is something else.

 

The guiding theme of Ten is about grappling with betrayal – the constant disappointment and crushing hostility of a world and the people in it failing to live up to their obligations.  And yet Ten never quite lingered in those spaces.  It pushed back. Unlike so many of their peers, the music never stopped looking for a way out, and never stopped believing that, together, we would find it.   It gave the album a righteousness that was intoxicating.

 

Thirty years later, my generation can lay no claim to righteousness.  Our legacy is one of failed promises and squandered opportunities.  We are no longer victims of the wickedness in the world.  We own it, or at least abet it. But I still believe we can be better.   Just a few years after Ten, around the time he was turning thirty, Eddie penned the following lyrics:

 

All that’s scared comes from youth

Dedications, naïve and true

With no power, nothing to do

I still remember, why don’t you?

 

The world makes it all too easy to forget.  But every time I put on Ten, I remember.  

Monday, August 16, 2021

My Father's Daughter


Last night, Pearl Jam tweeted out a video for Olivia Vedder's song, My Father's Daughter, written by her father, Eddie Vedder, and Glen Hansard, from the upcoming Flag Day Soundtrack.

You can pick up a copy of the soundtrack, out on Friday, at the Ten Club, and find the movie Flag Day, directed by Sean Penn, in theaters this weekend.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Flag Day Soundtrack Tracklist Released

The Flag Day Soundtrack went up on Amazon today, and the listing includes a tracklist, so know we know the songs and which songs are by Eddie Vedder.

  1. My Father's Daughter by Olivia Vedder, Eddie Vedder, and Glen Hansard
  2. Flag Day by Eddie Vedder and Glen Hansard
  3. I Think of Angels by Cat Power
  4. Tender Mercies by Glen Hansard and Eddie Vedder
  5. Rather Be Home by Eddie Vedder and Glen Hansard
  6. I Am A Map by Cat Power
  7. As You Did Before by Glen Hansard
  8. There's A Girl by Olivia Vedder, Eddie Vedder, and Glen Hansard
  9. I'll Be Waiting by Eddie Vedder and Glen Hansard
  10. I Will Follow by Cat Power
  11. Wave by Glen Hansard and Eddie Vedder
  12. Drive by Eddie Vedder
  13. Dream by Cat Power


Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Moline, 10/17/2014, Streaming For Free


Pearl Jam announced yesterday, via their Fan Club Newsletter, that they'll be streaming their 2014 Moline show (in which they played the album No Code, in order) for free starting August 27th.  You can view it here.

Look for more reissued merch on the Ten Club site as the end of the month approaches.

This Free streaming event will begin Friday, August 27th at 5pm PT and run through Monday, August 30th at 11:59pm PT.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

I Should Be Outside Available Now


Well, we were super wrong about the tracklist for Jeff Ament's fourth solo album, I Should Be Outside, but we're excited about this gem nonetheless.  The album went up for sale last night at midnight.  Head to the Ten Club to get your digital copy ($9.99) or yellow LP ($21.99 + $11.45 domestic S&H).

Shipment should start in October, but LPs come with a digital copy, so you don't have to wait to start enjoying the album right now.

TRACKLISTING

  1. LIGHTMOVES
  2. I Hear Ya
  3. Passion Denied
  4. Bandwidth
  5. For The Ones
  6. Life
  7. O.O.F.
  8. Dead Ends
  9. Despite All Odds
  10. Divine Perfume (previously released on the American Death Squad EP)
  11. You Know Who You Are
  12. Sweet Boy


Monday, August 9, 2021

The Atlas Underground Fire / Highway to Hell


A little belated catch-up from a blogger vacation.  Tom Morello recently announced the upcoming release of his next solo album, The Atlas Underground Fire, for October 15th.  Morello stretches the term "solo album" with appearances by 12 other artists on 11 of the tracks, including Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder on his cover of Highway to Hell.

You can pre-order the album on CD, "lava" vinyl, and a collector's box here.

Have a listen to the Highway to Hell single below.


Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Pre-Order Flag Day Soundtrack Featuring Eddie Vedder & More

Pearl Jam have announced a pre-order for the Flag Day Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The album features songs from Eddie Vedder, Glen Hansard, Cat Power, and Olivia Vedder. It will be released digitally August 20th. Vinyl and CD will ship at a later date. The album features 13 tracks and serves as the musical companion to the Cannes Film Festival selected Flag Day, starring and directed by Sean Pean and starring his daughter Dylan Penn.

You can pre-order the soundtrack on vinyl, CD, or digital download at the official site.



Friday, July 9, 2021

Bam Bam Tributaries


Tonight, the KEXP and Central Saloon in Seattle will be streaming a tribute to the band Bam Bam, who helped to shape "grunge" music.  One of their original drummers, Matt Cameron, will be performing as well as special guest, Stone Gossard.  You can also look for Bad Brains tribute band, Re-Ignition.

The show starts tonight at 8pm PT.  Tickets ($20) are available here and grant unlimited replay access for 48 hours.

adorkable Matt Cameron

I Should Be Outside - Full Tracklisting


A bit of guessing here, but it seems like we have the full tracklist for Jeff Ament's upcoming solo album, I Should Be Outside.  The Ten Club will be releasing a newsletter tomorrow (with pre-sale info?) and "Until We Meet Again" sounds like an album closer.

It looks like, from the descriptions on Ament's Instagram posts that this will be, at least in part, a cover/tribute album.  Some of the songs, The Unheard Music (X) and 25 or 6 to 4 (Chicago), are covers, but in others, Insect of Someone Else's Thought, Chairman, and Freedom, he strongly references the work of Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, and Devo without specifically lifting the song title.
I don’t really believe this, but if you make it past 50, your life should really be a tribute to all the important people and creatures that got you here. So in a sense, you will meet their energy again. #fortheones *this: the western religion of “we’ll all be together having a picnic in the clouds, or burning in one of the seven circles of eternal flame.” It’s an individual trip, no judgment, no righteousness, no evangelism. #flexyourhead
Hopefully, we'll know more tomorrow! 

1. I Hear Ya
2. Bandwidth
3. Insect of Someone Else's Thought (Lou Reed tribute?)
4. Mind Eraser
5. The Unheard Music (X cover)
6. Be a Rainbow
7. Tell the Barber
8. Chairman (Iggy Pop tribute?)
9. 25 or 6 to 4 (Chicago cover)
10. Freedom (Devo tribute?)
11. Until We Meet Again (Minor Threat tribute?)




Thursday, July 1, 2021

Pearl Jam Funko Pop!aPalooza

 

Pearl Jam and Funko Pop! have announced the pre-sale of their Pearl Jam 5-pack Funko Pop! collectible figurines.  You can order a box for $50 (+ $8 domestic S&H) directly from the Ten Club right now (They've been up for 2 hours and haven't even sold out!).  The website says, "We have reserved an amount from Funko, this presale may sell out. This is NOT an open ended presale where units are made to order. This is NOT a 10c Exclusive. Buy directly from the band," so you can expect these to go up at other outlets soon.

The band looks dressed right out of the Ten era, including Matt Cameron, who was in Soundgarden at the time, and didn't join the band until 1998 for the Yield Tour, but ... y'know, decisions must be made.




4th of July by Painted Shield


Painted Shield, featuring Stone Gossard and Matt Chamberlain, released their new single, 4th of July, this morning via all the music services, including a video directed by Regan Hagar.  No word yet on whether an album is on the way.



Tuesday, June 29, 2021

A New Album by Painted Shield

 Today Painted Shield's socials tweeted out a five-second video of Aleppo, Syria and a date, 7/1.  Is this an activist message or the announcement of a new album?



Thursday, June 10, 2021

I Hear Ya - The Video




I Should Be Outside

 

Jeff Ament has been, without a doubt, the most prolific member of Pearl Jam over the course of COVID.  He's released nearly an album worth of material during the pandemic, and apparently he's got another album's worth, because today, he announced that his fourth solo album is on the way.

There is no word on exactly when you'll be able to pre-order the album, but right now, you can get the first single and a B-side, "I Hear Ya" and "Bandwidth," (both featuring Matt Chamberlain on drums).  You can get digital copies of the songs or a 7" vinyl single ($10 + $6.45 domestic S&H).

Jeff says to watch pearljam.com and his new Instagram site for news about the album and an upcoming video for "I Hear Ya."


Montana Pool Ale

 

Pearl Jam fans now have a new way to quench their thirst in Montana.  Kettlehouse Brewing Company is releasing Montana Pool Ale, a pale ale benefiting Jeff Ament's Montana Pool Service, which builds skateparks in underserved communities throughout Montana.  

The beer, the third Pearl Jam-themed beer in our memory, is timed to coincide with Pearl Jam's streaming release of their 2018 Missoula concert.

The beer is debuting today at KettleHouse's two taprooms: one in Bonner and one in Missoula. However, four-packs of 16-ounce cans and draft kegs will soon be available throughout Montana, eastern Washington, and northern Idaho-hopefully in time for the streaming event.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Stip's Interview with the State of Love and Trust Pod


I recently sat down for an interview with Jason and Paul at the State of Love and Trust PodcastCheck out my interview here!
Jason and Paul are joined by Brian "Stip" Stipelman, long time contributor to the fan site The Sky I Scrape and moderator to its message board Red Mosquito. Herein lies a discussion about Stip's past with the site/forum as well as his own personal history with our favorite band and how the Pearl Jam fanbase has evolved as the band has. Stip sticks around to discuss the Lyric and Live Cut of the Week - Dissident.