Grunge heavyweights Pearl Jam have announced Gigaton, their first album in seven years.
The band’s first studio full-length since 2013’s Lightning Bolt, Gigaton will arrive in just over two months’ time. A lead single titled “Dance of the Clairvoyants” is expected out before the end of January.
“Making this record was a long journey,” guitarist Mike McCready shared on Pearl Jam’s website. “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.”
For the cover art of Gigaton, Pearl Jam opted to use Canadian photographer Paul Nicklen’s photograph “Ice Waterfall.” See the album cover below:
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I am so excited to finally announce that one of my favourite images, Ice Waterfall, has been selected and used as the cover of @PearlJam's new album Gigaton! It has been a fantastic experience to work with the band and their record label on this. Gigaton is available for pre-order now at www.pearljam.com.
Pearl Jam have also announced a huge tour in support of the new record. The band will hit Canada, the United States and Europe from March to July, supported by IDLES, Pixies and White Reaper. Find tour dates here.
Gigaton will be released on March 27 via Pearl Jam’s labels Monkeywrench and Republic. Get ready for the new album by revisiting their previous record, Lightning Bolt: