AlternativeNation.net reader/contributor PJ has given more thoughts on Pearl Jam’s new track “Sirens” off their upcoming 10th album:
“Ya know some people are gonna be let down by this comparison. Nothing will be like Black. This record isn’t coming out in 1991 and this isn’t the end all be all ballad of unrequited love.
But musically, I have never been taken back by a PJ song on my first listen like this and I love all their songs and am an obsessive bootleg collector. It fits the same mold as Black would if it were to just be released is my point. And yes, Mike McCready is as Dimi has said 1000000 times, God. On this one especially.
Mind Your Manners is an obvious first choice for a single of the four that I heard. The same as Save You, WWS & The Fixer were in retrospect. People like myself and those commenting on the boards about this are gonna eat this shit up regardless of what the single is. The general music listening population doesn’t know shit from roses so you won’t hear this song til October. They could have gone with the Uke song had it not been off Ukelele Songs but Mind Your Manners it the best choice. If you look back at the August 2009 leg they did before Backspacer was released on a Sunday in September, they were only playing The Fixer, Got Some and debuted Supersonic. I would expect the same and you will hear Mind Your Manners and MAYBE that Uke song because it’s not really new at the two July shows coming up.
Don’t know what else there is to say. Hope you’ve enjoyed what I have had to report but if you’re putting all your expectations in hearing Black 2… you’re for lack of a better saying… really fucking stupid.
Love your PJ. They’re the greatest band ever. Stop being so cynical about them. It is what it is. Matt Cameron is the greatest.
PEACE & you can all buy me beers in Brooklyn.
(Not calling you stupid, Brett. Love the site. Keep it up) :)”
PJ left a series of comments on our May 31st story about Pearl Jam’s Mind Your Manners single.
He claimed that when a countdown clock showed up on Pearl Jam’s website, the band would announce their full fall tour a week later. He said the date of the announcement would be July 8th. He also claimed that the tour will take place in October, and that the album is likely to be released before the tour and that it could come out on October 1st. Usually I wouldn’t buy into comment rumors like this but PJ was correct a month ago regarding Pearl Jam’s announcement date being July 8th.