Fans might be thrilled to know that Jeff Ament has expressed his desire to record new songs with Pearl Jam.
Jeff Ament talks about possibly recording with Pearl Jam
During a recent interview with Bill Simmons on his podcast, he revealed that he would love to make shorter records with Pearl Jam, with 6 or 7 songs for a total duration of less than 30 minutes, and to release them yearly.
“I think when CDs came out and the price jumped, I remember as an artist, you felt like, you were charging people 12 bucks for this thing, you’ve gotta give them 14 songs,” he said. “You felt guilty. And then it just got out of whack. Most records were 50, 60 minutes long. I feel like now it’s time to go back the other way. Let’s go back and make six and seven-song records, and then the attention deficit thing can handle that part of it. And then maybe you make more records. I would love to do that. I would love to make a record a year or something.”
Also during the same interview, Jeff revealed that the Eddie Vedder-fronted band had thought several times about releasing double albums during their 90’s Grunge hey day, a hypothesis that was then discarded each time in favor of the classic “single album” format, with 12/13 songs, effectively relegating the other songs to future Lost Dogs-style compilations.
The Pearl Jam bassist also talked about the score he wrote and recorded with Pluralone and John Wicks for the Under the Banner of Heaven TV series. He hopes that Pearl Jam would also adopt a direct “all in one room” recording style, like the three did. Pearl Jam are currently engaged in the first leg of their North American tour.
It has been more than two years after becoming the first major artist to postpone a tour at the outset of the pandemic, Pearl Jam has rescheduled North American shows in support of their 2020 album Gigaton as part of a two-leg tour, the first of which began May 3 in San Diego and will wrap up May 20 in Las Vegas. A fall leg kicks off Sept. 1 in Quebec City, Quebec, and closes Sept. 22 in Denver.
It has been noted that the planned Baltimore show from the original routing has been canceled due to renovations at Royal Farms Arena, but new California dates have been added in Fresno and Sacramento, Las Vegas, and Camden, N.J.
The new Pearl Jam touring member Josh Klinghoffer will open each night with his solo project Pluralone, whose latest album, ‘This Is the Show’ which arrives March 17 through ORG Music.