Available today the first EP of P.E.S.T., the new hardcore punk side-project by Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam.
P.E.S.T., featuring members of original-era Missoula punk bands includes, on bass, Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam. Dave Parsons of Humpy, Sasshole, the Juveniles and more, handles vocals. On guitar, you have Charlie Beaton, of The Banned, and his VTO bandmate and back-up vocalist Erika Fredrickson. Matt Bainton of Shot Stereo and Voodoo Horseshoes handles the drums.
Interestingly, for this group Jeff Ament is credited as Jeff Diction, the pseudonym he used at the time of Deranged Diction, his first Montana hardcore punk group active in the early ’80s (and briefly reformed in 2009).
“Had a real cool time playing these pissed off paeans with my Montana friends. Ha!” – Jeff Ament
The first EP by P.E.S.T., entitled P.E.S.T. EP 1, is available on streaming platforms and on 7” at earcandymusicog.
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. He is collaborating with Barracuda Style and HvsR, he has collaborated with Rolling Stone, Rockol and Il Fatto Quotidiano. Since 2022, he is behind 2 podcasts: “Pearl Jam dalla A alla Z” and “Fuori Orario: Not Another Podcast”. 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, Bruce Springsteen, IDLES, Fontaines D.C., Mark Lanegan, Cat Power, Dead Kennedys