In addition to planning a new album, various solo projects and more, Seattle grunge survivors Pearl Jam are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a box-set reissue of their first two albums, Vs. and Vitalogy. That also means the unearthing of sounds from the band that we’ve never heard – one of which we’ve got for you today.
The reissue releases (which we’ll be giving away here very shortly) showcase a sampling of previously unreleased material, including an instrumental gem called Cready Stomp that’s been making the unannounced YouTube rounds for a week or so. It captures the untethered, raw sound the band enjoyed through the first few years of their existence – an exciting departure from the introspective metaphor overloads of the present day. Have a listen below:
One could only wonder what kind of vocals Vedder would’ve come up with for this barn-burner, soaked in reverb and turned to 11. Either way, keep your eye on PearlJam.com for release details, new album news and more. Or just stay right here on Antiquiet – naturally, we’ll be bringing you all you need to know in the PJ world.
Bonus: Have a listen to a couple gems from last year – Pearl Jam covering Neil Young’s Walk With Me and Patti Smith’s Dancing Barefoot. Listen here.