Pearl Jam Album To Be Released This Year
They've taken their time, the rumors have swirled, we've heard this that and the other along the way, but Mike McCready tells Rolling Stone he hopes to have the new album out "this year for sure".
He gave this update on the albums overall progress:
"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."
When asked what the record was sounding like:
"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."
And there you have it.