Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready divulged a bit about Pearl Jam’s new album progress in a new Q&A with Rolling Stone.
Intriguingly, McCready says that he expects the new LP to be ready “this year, for sure”.
More from Mike:
“’What everybody’s been saying is halfway done,’ he says of the follow-up to 2009’s Backspacer. ‘I think that’s true – we have seven songs that are relatively completed. But then we have an additional 15 ready to go aside from any that Eddie brings in, so we’ll weed through those.’”
Regarding the album’s music, McCready goes on to throw around some Pink Floyd namedrops:
“’I would say as a cliché answer it’s kind of a logical extension of what Backspacer was,’ he says. But I think there’s a little bit more experimental stuff going on. There’s a Pink Floyd vibe to some of it, there’s a punk rock edge to other stuff.”
McCready’s assessement of ‘halfway done’ would be in-line with Eddie Vedder’s own comments back in January – so we might see some new PJ soon. Fingers crossed.