Pearl Jam announces new album
After a recently concluded website-countdown, alt-rock veterans Pearl Jam have announced a new album entitled Lightning Bolt scheduled to be released October 15th. Their 10th studio album and first since 2009's Backspacer was produced by frequent collaborator Brendan O'Brein and is preceded by lead single "Mind Your Manners" which you can listen to below. Finally, the band will be touring the album starting in Buffalo on October 10 and will go through December.
"Mind Your Manners"
In Utero reissue planned
In other grunge-related news, following the massive 20th anniversary reissue of Nevermind we saw two years ago, Slicing Up Eyeballs is reporting that a similar reissue for the bristly, Steve Albini produced follow-up In Utero is in the works and scheduled for a September release. No word yet for what bonus material appear on the album, so for now click here to enjoy an unearthed promo clip for the album featuring comedian Bobcat Goldthwait and Kurt Cobain in childbirth.
Wavves side-project drops new album
Cali surf-punk Nathan Williams, de facto leader of the band Wavves has a beat-making side-project called Sweet Valley with his brother Kynan and today the duo has released a follow-up to last year's Eternal Champ, Stay Calm, and Jenova albums. The almost 40-minute album is currently available on their Soundcloud page.
Animal Collective cancel more dates
In a sad continuation of events from March, Animal Collective is nixing the rest of their July tour appearances due to an apparent illness in the group. Writing on their Facebook page, the group says, "