Our anticipations were correct: Gigaton, Pearl Jam’s highly anticipated new studio album, will be released on March 27, 2020.
Pearl Jam will release their eleventh studio album, Gigaton, on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on March 27, 2020 in the US. Internationally, the album will be released and distributed by Universal Music Group. Produced by Josh Evans and Pearl Jam, Gigaton marks the band’s first studio album since Lightning Bolt.
Gigaton is already available for pre-order on CD and 2LP 150 gr. on pearljam.com. Several bundle versions are also available, and some of them include the one-sided vinyl 7” record of Dance Of The Clairvoyants, the first single from the upcoming album which is going to be available in the coming weeks.
GIGATON CD album
GIGATON VINYL album
GIGATON CD + DANCE OF THE CLAIRVOYANTS exclusive 7” single
GIGATON LP + DANCE OF THE CLAIRVOYANTS exclusive 7” single
GIGATON LP and CD + DANCE OF THE CLAIRVOYANTS exclusive 7” single
DANCE OF THE CLAIRVOYANTS 7″ single
“Making this record was a long journey,” explains Mike McCready. “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.”
Gigaton’s cover features Canadian photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist Paul Nicklen’s photo “Ice Waterfall.” Taken in Svalbard, Norway, this image features the Nordaustlandet ice cap gushing high volumes of meltwater.
What does the title mean?
A gigaton is a unit of mass measurement equivalent to a billion tons, in climatology it is used to estimate the amount of ice that is melting at the poles, an amount that has been drastically increasing throughout the last twenty years.