Although we've still got a decent wait until Pearl Jam's 10th studio album's official release—October 15—the grunge gods were kind enough to grace us with the tracklisting for Lighting Bolt now.
The guys started a frenzy back in early July when a mysterious countdown appeared on their official website. It turned out that the big reveal at the end of the ticker was the formal announcement of a 10th studio album.
But as soon as the tour was announced, another countdown began. It ended with a second big (but not so surprising) announcement of 24 dates on a North American tour starting October 11th in Pittsburgh.
Since then we've heard the crescendoing "Lightening Bolt" and the acoustic ballad "Future Days" live.
And last week we got to watch the world self-destruct in the Danny Clinch directed vid for "Mind Your Manners."
Now the band has shared the full tracklisting for Lighting Bolt:
Mind Your Manners
My Father's Son
Let The Records Play
Sleeping By Myself
Note: "Sleeping By Myself" first appeared on Eddie Vedder's 2011 solo LP, Ukulele Songs.
Does this mean the album may move a little toward the delicate but soulful solo work Vedder displayed on both the solo album and the Into the Wild soundtrack?
We hope so, and "Future Days" certainly points in that direction. But we're guessing they want us to create our own countdown to October 15 to find out.