It marks the band’s eleventh studio album to date and their first in five years. Previously, Pearl Jam released Lightning Bolt in 2013.
Pearl Jam are back with a new album called Gigaton, along with a supporting 2020 North American tour and the perviously mentioned Hyde Park British Summertime show on June 10th.
Gigaton is due out on March 27th through Pearl Jam’s own Monkeywrench Records in partnership with Republic Records.
“Making this record was a long journey,” guitarist Mike McCready said in a statement. “It was emotionally dark and confusing at times, but also an exciting and experimental road map to musical redemption. Collaborating with my bandmates on Gigaton ultimately gave me greater love, awareness and knowledge of the need for human connection in these times.”
The album’s artwork is a photograph by Paul Nicklen called “Ice Waterall”, capturing Norway’s Nordaustlandet ice cap gushing high volumes of meltwater. See it below.
The first single is called “Dance of the Clairvoyants” and will be released in the coming weeks.