Pearl Jam, the one band from grunge’s heyday still going strong, are touring South America later this year. After that, the band will apparently be going back into the studio to work on a new record. Bass player Jeff Ament, in an interview with Vice that also features a lot of talk of skateboard parks, says the band will get to work on an album to be released in 2016.
Their last studio album, Lightning Bolt, came out in 2013 and, despite it being their 10th album, it got fairly solid reviews. Nobody would blame Eddie Vedder and company for resting on their laurels and their beloved songs from the ‘90s. Instead, they have remained active, never going more than four years between albums. They are no longer cutting edge, but they have settled into being a consummate professional rock band, which is more than a lot of bands can say.
Obviously, we don’t know much about this new album other than it will exist in the future. It will probably sound like their other recent work. For now, Pearl Jam will continue their extensive touring, and you can tide yourself over with Vedder’s appearance from Letterman in May.
(Via Consequences of Sound)