LOADING ...

Pearl Jam's posts - English uPOST

Mar 28, 2020. 8 comments

5 new releases we love: Waxahatchee goes vintage, Pearl Jam returns, and more

5 new releases we love: Waxahatchee goes vintage, Pearl Jam returns, and more

There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on our Spotify playlist, and if you like what you hear, we encourage you to purchase featured artists’ music directly at the links provided below.

Waxahatchee, Saint Cloud
[Merge Records,...

8 Comments

Mar 24, 2020. 1 comments

Pearl Jam teases Gigaton with telephone hotline, just like it's the '90s again

Pearl Jam teases Gigaton with telephone hotline, just like it's the '90s again

Later this week, Pearl Jam will finally release

Gigaton , its first new album since 2013's Lightning Bolt. If you still can’t wait a few days, though, the band has come up with a revolutionary new way to give fans a preview of Gigaton: A telephone line! Alright, so it’s not quite revolutionary or new, but it is… retro and very ‘90s, which are fun qualities anyway. Plus, Pearl Jam made it big...

1 Comments

Mar 10, 2020. 12 comments

Pearl Jam suspends North American tour because of coronavirus

Pearl Jam suspends North American tour because of coronavirus

Pearl Jam fans have been waiting a long time for the band to release a new album, which they’re finally doing at the end of this month, and they’ve been waiting almost just as long for the band to do a proper North American tour. Unfortunately, while the album—

Gigaton —is still coming on March 27, those loyal members of the Ten Club are going to have to wait even longer to see Eddie Vedder...

12 Comments

Mar 10, 2020. 15 comments

Pearl Jam does the evolution on the ambitious, if uneven, Gigaton

Pearl Jam does the evolution on the ambitious, if uneven, Gigaton

It must be a lonely feeling sometimes, being a classic-rock band in 2020. More and more of your earlier contemporaries are either broken up, entering the nostalgia circuit, or periodically popping up to snag some of that reunion tour money. The bands that sound the most akin to you are relegated to local suburban bands in neighborhood bars. Pearl Jam are arguably one of the final avatars of...

15 Comments

Mar 03, 2020. 18 comments

Pearl Jam, NCT 127, and 9 more albums we can’t wait to hear in March

Pearl Jam, NCT 127, and 9 more albums we can’t wait to hear in March

We’ve been anticipating some of these albums since we published

our 2020 preview , but some of March’s upcoming releases are full of surprises. From Stephen Malkmus’ new folsky infusion to Pearl Jam’s unexpected ’80s synth sound to NCT 127’s sophomore growth spurt, these are the 11 albums we can’t wait to hear this month.March 6
Anna Calvi, Hunted

English singer-songwriter Anna Calvi...

18 Comments

Jan 14, 2020. 4 comments

Pearl Jam are finally releasing a new album

Pearl Jam are finally releasing a new album

It’s about damn time. Even for a band that has spent the past two decades taking its sweet time in between releases, it’s been more than six years since the group’s last album, the lackluster Lightning Bolt, dropped. Time for some new songs, gentlemen.

In a press release that went out today, it was announced the new record would be called Gigaton, which is a funny name for a record, though...

4 Comments

Dec 03, 2019. 14 comments

Pearl Jam is putting its holiday singles on streaming services

Pearl Jam is putting its holiday singles on streaming services

Pearl Jam has been strangely quiet this year, having not played any live shows or offered any real updates on a new album (they haven’t put one out since Target aggressively pushed Lightning Bolt in 2013), but the band can still offer up a holiday gift for all the good little grunge fans (and grunge fans at heart) out there. As reported by Rolling Stone, Pearl Jam is going to be gradually...

14 Comments

Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Aug 13, 2018. 14 comments

Pearl Jam pays tribute to Tom Petty and Chris Cornell during Seattle homecoming shows 

Pearl Jam pays tribute to Tom Petty and Chris Cornell during Seattle homecoming shows 

As reported by Consequence Of Sound, Pearl Jam took a moment during its homecoming shows at Seattle’s Safeco Field to honor some loved ones and influential artists who have recently died. First was a cover of Chris Cornell’s “Missing,” a track from Cornell’s 1992 EP Poncier that Consequence considers an “ultra-deep cut.” You can see a fan-recorded version of it below:

Cornell was a...

14 Comments

David Anthony David Anthony Nov 03, 2016. 20 comments

Chicago Cubs release updated video for Eddie Vedder’s rally song, “All The Way”

Chicago Cubs release updated video for Eddie Vedder’s rally song, “All The Way”

It’s no secret that Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder is a massive fan of the Chicago Cubs. During the Cubs’ triumphant playoff run he’s been present at a bulk of the games, sung “Take Me Out To The Ball Game,” and celebrated with fellow Cubs superfan Bill Murray. But Vedder’s fandom goes back way farther than just this past week, as evinced by the song he wrote for the team, allegedly at the behest...

20 Comments

Sean O'Neal Sean O'Neal Aug 24, 2016. 24 comments

The Judgment Night soundtrack foretold the rap-rock apocalypse

The Judgment Night soundtrack foretold the rap-rock apocalypse
Soundtracks Of Our LivesIn Soundtracks Of Our Lives, The A.V. Club looks at the dying art of the movie companion album, those “various artists” compilations made to complement films on screen but that often end up taking on lives of their own.  

Rap-rock, nu-metal, rap-metal, shit-metal, douche-rock. Whatever variably damning epithet you wanted to call it (just don’t call it late for its shift...

24 Comments

Sean O'Neal Sean O'Neal Aug 23, 2016. 23 comments

Why go see Pearl Jam? A diehard and a lapsed fan find out

Why go see Pearl Jam? A diehard and a lapsed fan find out

Josh Modell: So Sean, as I think I told you once or twice—maybe by saying “really?!”—I was surprised when you asked if you could be my date to one of the Pearl Jam shows at Wrigley Field. I feel like I know your current musical tastes fairly well, and that it consists of ambient instrumentals, not mega-’90s alt-rock gods who’ve gone on to become the nation’s youngest stadium-filling...

23 Comments

Joe Blevins Joe Blevins Aug 05, 2016. 17 comments

This baby neither needs nor wants help playing a mobile game

This baby neither needs nor wants help playing a mobile game

Playing a game on one’s phone, be it Candy Crush or Angry Birds, has become a classic method for disengaging from society even when surrounded by other people, those irksome pests. It’s visual shorthand for “Please leave me alone. I am doing something of vital importance, and you simply cannot be a part of that.” This is an unspoken social contract so basic yet so vital that even the smallest...

17 Comments

Alex McLevy Alex McLevy Jan 20, 2016. 24 comments

Pearl Jam announces 2016 North American tour dates

Pearl Jam announces 2016 North American tour dates

Somewhere, Cameron Crowe’s ears perked up and his nose wrinkled, because Pearl Jam just announced a slew of North American tour dates for 2016. If Crowe wants to again turn the “hagiography” setting on his camera to maximum force, he’ll have plenty of time, because the band’s live shows don’t kick off until April. The group will begin in Fort Lauderdale on the 8th of that month, then continue...

24 Comments

Caroline Siede Caroline Siede Jan 15, 2016. 24 comments

What piece of media inspired you to actually do something?

What piece of media inspired you to actually do something?
AVQ&AWelcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences.  

This week’s question is from Senior Editor Marah Eakin:

Like everyone, I watched Making A Murderer over my holiday break. And, like everyone, I was fairly incensed...

24 Comments

Alex McLevy Alex McLevy Sep 24, 2015. 24 comments

Pearl Jam and Stephen Colbert perform together, making Colbert’s day

Pearl Jam and Stephen Colbert perform together, making Colbert’s day

Stephen Colbert got an unexpected treat last night, when Pearl Jam appeared on the show to perform together live for the first time this year. The band was there to promote its upcoming headliner appearance at the Global Citizen Festival in New York this weekend. After a brief chat, the band took to the stage and played “Mind Your Manners,” off the group’s recent Lightning Bolt album....

24 Comments

Alex McLevy Alex McLevy Sep 04, 2015. 23 comments

Ethiopian kids are using Pearl Jam’s “Even Flow” to learn English

Ethiopian kids are using Pearl Jam’s “Even Flow” to learn English

Despite the fact that the band literally has a song about a kid who spoke in class today, it seems there’s a different Pearl Jam track being used in the classroom to help young people learn English. Matt Westerberg, a Peace Corps volunteer in Northern Ethiopia, has been using the band’s song “Even Flow” to help his students learn to speak the language, despite the obvious implication this...

23 Comments

Jason Heller Jason Heller Jun 09, 2015. 24 comments

1995 marked the end of the major-label explosion of weird

1995 marked the end of the major-label explosion of weird

History is written by the victors—one of them being, oddly enough, Steve Albini. In 1993, his infamous article “The Problem With Music” ran in The Baffler, and it was disseminated further in 1994 when it was reprinted in Maximum Rocknroll. Written from Albini’s perspective as a staunchly independent frontman of Shellac who also happened to have produced Nirvana’s In Utero, the essay laid out...

24 Comments

Jesse Hassenger Jesse Hassenger Jun 08, 2015. 24 comments

Windows ’95, part 1: 20 pop-culture windows into the world of 1995

Windows ’95, part 1: 20 pop-culture windows into the world of 1995

Two decades later, 1995 looks like peak ’90s: the O.J. trial, Microsoft ’95, Alanis Morissette, Mr. Show, Pierce Brosnan as James Bond, and a distant world where the idea of Adam Sandler making a movie didn’t cause immediate dread. What were the pop-culture hallmarks of this time when the music industry was basically printing money and Sony had the balls to go up against Sega and Nintendo?...

24 Comments

Language