Pearl Jam Announces New Album: Listen to the First Single Here (VIDEO)

Photo via Alternative Nation

Photo via Alternative Nation

The fellas affectionately known as Pearl Jam have run the gamut. I think back to my purchase of their first studio album, Ten, in 1991, then my subsequent runs to the record store to score the follow-ups, Vs. and Vitalogy, in the fall of 1993 and 1994 respectively.

Because of those influential releases, I’ve always associated the autumn equinox with listening to Pearl Jam.┬áTo this day, October isn’t complete without Saturdays of college football and barbecuing to the accompaniment of Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready and … whoever happened to be playing drums.

I’m not anything close to the Pearl Jam fan I once was, but I must admit, when PJ announced their new album would be released on October 15 of this year, I enjoyed an instant jolt of nostalgia. Then to learn the album would be called Lightning Bolt and the band would be touring to accompany the release?

Well, I didn’t do anything out of the ordinary, but I did think about jumping up and down — getting excited like a more youthful me. You know? Thrusting my fists in the air and letting loose some random profanity┬álike f-yeah!

So…

You wanna hear the first release from Lightning Bolt? It’s called “Mind Your Manners,” and it’s legitimate rock. Enjoy.

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