P.E.S.T. – featuring members of original-era Missoula punk bands includes, on bass, Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam – are set to release their 2nd EP via Drag Bunt Records on 3/10/2023 (… on the same day of Ament’s 60th birthday!).
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 (with Sophie Beaton). 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).
01. Missile Command
02. South Hills Punk
04. Save the Cowboy
05. Face Forward (Necros)
P.E.S.T. EP2 was recorded and mixed by Mathew Bainton at Sound Rich Studio and mastered by Brandon Busch at Sound Media Productions. All songs by P.E.S.T. except Face Forward by Necros. The artwork is designed by Bobby Brown.
The first EP by P.E.S.T. was released last year and is available on streaming platforms. You can pre-order P.E.S.T. EP2 here: earcandymusicog.com
P.E.S.T. EP2 is now available on streaming via bandcamp. Enjoy!
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