Pearl Jam Share New Album ‘Dark Matter’

Pearl Jam have shared their anxiously awaited twelfth studio album, Dark Matter, out now via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records.

From the kinetic opener “Scared of Fear” through the optimistic exhale of album closer “Setting Sun,” these eleven tracks find the band firing on all cylinders. A surge of energy underscores this body of work amplified by thunderous rhythms, skyscraping guitar solos, and vital vocals. Produced by Grammy award winning producer Andrew Watt, Dark Matter, marks the band’s first release since critically acclaimed Gigaton (2020).

Pearl Jam initially set the stage for Dark Matter with the title track and lead single “Dark Matter.” It surged to No.1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay Chart, where it remained for three weeks, netting the band’s first leader on the respective chart since 1998. It also captured No.1 on the Billboard Rock & Alternative Airplay Chart.

The band has staunchly continued their support of independent retailers by offering various, limited-edition galactic color variants of Dark Matter exclusively at select indie retail stores with eight different colorways in the US and two additional versions for international markets.

In celebration of Record Store Day, Pearl Jam held 180 listening parties across 150 US stores and 30 international stores. Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament from the band made a special surprise appearance at Easy Street Records in Seattle for the event.

The band is also celebrating indie record stores with the release of a special edition of Dark Matter available only at participating stores as part of Record Store Day.

On Tuesday, April 16, Pearl Jam collaborated with Abramorama to create a unique global theatrical premiere of Dark Matter in over 45 countries and 900 cinemas. Pearl Jam – Dark Matter – Global Theatrical Experience – One Night Only was an immense success with many cinemas sold out and offering encore screenings of the experience.

Buy or stream Dark Matter.

Dark Matter Tracklist:
1. Scared of Fear
2. React, Respond
3. Wreckage
4. Dark Matter
5. Won’t Tell
6. Upper Hand
7. Waiting for Stevie
8. Running
9. Something Special
10. Got to Give
11. Setting Sun

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