The vinyl is available for pre-order at pearljam.com (the first 400 orders will receive a limited edition colored vinyl). Ament’s new album features eleven songs recorded by John Burton and Josh Evans between June and October 2017 at Horseback Ridge, Litho, Studio X and Warehouse. In addition to Jeff Ament – vocals, piano, bass, guitars, keyboards, mellotron and percussion – other musicians featured in Heaven/Hell include: Richard Stuverud (drums), Matt Cameron, Mike McCready and Angel Olsen (respectively drums, guitar and vocals on Safe in the Car), Akira Ament (vocals on Voices) and Brianna Atwell, Jordan Voelker, April Cameron and Alex Ho (strings on Drugs, Hyperphagia and Safe in the Car). The artwork layout is by Regan Hagar with original art by Jeff Ament.
Here’s the album tracklist and the official video for Safe in the Car, directed by Ament himself and inspired by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s 2007 movie Grindhouse as well as Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic novel The Road.
In a recent interview Jeff Ament revealed that the concert Pearl Jam will play on August 13, 2018 in Missoula (Montana) will be a Rock2Vote event and part of the proceeds will benefit four nonprofit organizations focused on voter registration. According to the bassist, Pearl Jam does not have any immediate plans to go back to the studio, but the band doesn’t plan to stop touring. “There’s really nothing better than getting together with our friends and playing music,” Ament said. “It wouldn’t really make sense to stop.”
Born in Reggio Emilia in 1980. He created pearljamonline.it in 2001 and wrote the first edition of “Pearl Jam Evolution” in 2009 along with his wife Daria. Since 2022, he is behind 2 podcasts: “Pearl Jam dalla A alla Z” and “Fuori Orario Not Another Podcast”. He has collaborated with Barracuda Style, HvsR, Rolling Stone, Rockol and Il Fatto Quotidiano. He continues relentlessly to try to find “beautiful melodies that say terrible things”.
Favorite song: Present Tense
Favorite album: No Code
Favorite bands/artists other than PJ: Tom Waits, Soundgarden, Ramones, Springsteen, IDLES, Fontaines D.C., Mark Lanegan, Cat Power, R.E.M.