Jeff Ament released a new EP titled American Death Squad and a video for the track The Divine Perfume.
American Death Squad EP was entirely recorded by Jeff Ament (who also created the artwork of the extended play) in just 5 days, from March 13 to March 18, 2020.
American Death Squad EP has been mixed by Josh Evans and transfered from 16 bit by John Burton. It is dedicated to Otis Killer Buck, Bud Grosso and Dave.
The 7″ EP pre-order and digital EP are available now at pearljam.com or you can stream the whole EP below.
“In the days following the postponement of our tour, I found it necessary to find an outlet for the energy we had created going into the tour. Pivot was the word of March. So, every morning, I retreated to the studio with the goal of writing a song every day, no matter how shite.
Days of isolating and watching the news of the destruction courtesy the virus (and the ineptitude of our leadership or as named here, the American Death Squad) made for vivid dreams and a helplessness.
These were some of the first songs out of the gate. Raw and succinct.” – Jeff Ament
… and fuck everyone who doesn’t care.
1. The Divine Perfume
2. No Papers
3. Loss Leader
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, Ramones, Springsteen, IDLES, Fontaines D.C., Mark Lanegan, Cat Power