Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Singles: Volume 1 (Orange Vinyl)


Mondo has announced the via a collaboration with Vinyl Films and Sony Music, they are releasing a 30th Anniversary Edition of the Singles Soundtrack on translucent orange vinyl.  This will be a 2-LP, 180g release in special edition packaging which includes a replica Japanese Zine from the original international theatrical release.

There is no tracklisting announced, so it will presumably match the original tracklisting which fit onto the 2 LPs for the 25th Anniversary Edition.

It will also be available in black vinyl.  Both versions will sell for $40 starting tomorrow at 12pm CT.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Pearl Jam in Frankfurt

Gigaton: Tour Edition

Pearl Jam has announced that they will be releasing a limited edition of their album, Gigaton, at indie record stores that is packaged with a collection of eleven of the songs played live at their four 2021 shows (Comes Then Goes has never been played live).

You can look for this package at your local record store starting July 8th, or Fan Club members can pre-order the CD only here.  

Here are the songs included on the CD:

1. Superblood Wolfmoon (Live at Ohana Fest, Dana Point, CA / 2021)
2. Dance Of The Clairvoyants (Live at Ohana Fest, Dana Point, CA / 2021)
3. Quick Escape (Live at See, Hear, Now Festival, Asbury Park, NJ 2021)
4. Seven O’Clock (Live at Ohana Fest, Dana Point, CA / 2021)
5. Alright (Live at Ohana Fest, Dana Point, CA / 2021)
6. Never Destination (Live at Ohana Fest, Dana Point, CA / 2021)
7. Take The Long Way (Live at Ohana Fest, Dana Point, CA / 2021)
8. Buckle Up (Live at Ohana Fest, Dana Point, CA / 2021)
9. Who Ever Said (Live at Ohana Fest, Dana Point, CA / 2021)
10. Retrograde (Live at Ohana Fest, Dana Point, CA / 2021)
11. River Cross (Live at Ohana Fest, Dana Point, CA / 2021)

Thursday, June 23, 2022

"Disorders" - Stone Gossard and Ani DiFranco

Yesterday, Stone Gossard and Ani DiFranco released a song with help from Skerik, Stanton Moore, and Josh Evans called Disorders.  The song, released via Stone's Loosegroove Records is meant to draw attention to recent attacks on abortion rights.

You can listen to the song at all of the streaming services, and read the label's comments about the song below.
A stroke of destiny, or the right place at the right time. This is how Stone Gossard and Ani DiFranco connected to support women and their rights to reproductive health care. The track is “Disorders,” created by Gossard along with Josh Evans, Skerik and Stanton Moore, with lyrics and melody by DiFranco. Listen to “Disorders” HERE. All proceeds go to the National Network of Abortion Funds, which aims to remove the financial and logistical barriers to abortion access. “Disorders” is a production of Loosegroove and Righteous Babe Records.

About “Disorders” Gossard says, “What keeps me coming back to playing my guitar is the magic of how musical bits and pieces can transform into a complete song with a life of its own . The major ingredients are usually an inspired collaboration and some ephemeral fairy dust. What was recorded 6 years ago as a demo in New Orleans sat for a while until Skerik had the epiphany to ask his friend, the singer, musician, artist, and activist Ani DiFranco, to add her voice and words. Ani's fierce melodic independence and her visceral in-the-moment vocal performance took this track to a much higher plane. I'm thrilled have been part of this song and to have had the chance to collaborate with this Incredible group of artists.”

DiFranco shares that longtime friend Skerik mentioned a track he was working on that needed vocals and lyrics and she offered to listen. “What showed up was a killer track with an evocative guitar hook, a shape, a vibe, a bombastic balls-to-the-wall outro. I marveled that anyone could record a song that sounded so cohesive and fully realized with no melody or lyric to guide it. I felt instantly inspired and honored. I was invited to sing about whatever I wanted.”

DiFranco continues, “With the imminent overturning of Roe v. Wade, women in every Republican stronghold in this country are left treading in a sea of unnecessary suffering, just trying to keep their heads above water. Poor women will be drowned by the score. That is why this track is a fundraiser for abortion access - to help women who don’t have resources but who desperately need abortions. I am so grateful for men like Stone, Skerik, Stanton- not just for the blessing of this track and the honor of being invited into it, but for actually seeing women in their full humanity and being willing to stand with them.”

Monday, June 13, 2022

Eddie Vedder to Play Ohana Encore Weekend

 The Ten Club announced the line-up for Ohana Encore Weekend this week.  Eddie will be playing night one, October 8th.  You'll also get the first ever Painted Shield show earlier in the day.

Night 2 will be headlined by The Black Keyes, but you'll have a chance to catch Pluralone on that day.

The Fan Club ticket pre-sale has begun.  General public sale begins on June 16th.  Look here for more details.

Battle Hymn by Jeff Ament, Pluralone, and John Wicks

Jeff Ament, Pluralone, and John Wicks completed the on-line release of their music for the FX show, Under the Banner of Heaven this past weekend with the release of Battle Hymn.

The full album is available via streaming services.  No word on a future physical release.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Struggling by Ament & Pluralone

The latest song by Jeff Ament and Pluralone one for Under the Banner of Heaven, Struggling, was shared on YouTube last night.  If you've been watching the show, and you should, the music really captures the dark, painful secrets that come to light over the course of the season.