Pearl Jam have announced that they will release a new album, entitled Lightning Bolt, on October 15th. It will be the band's tenth studio album, and their first release since 2009's Backspacer. Brendan O'Brien, who has worked with Pearl Jam on a number of their previous records, has returned as producer. Pearl Jam have also released a single, "Mind Your Manners," from the album. Check out the promo video for Lightning Bolt below.
The announcement for Lightning Bolt comes as the latest in a pair of surprises from Pearl Jam. The band has been using countdown clocks on their website for big announcements, and when the first clock expired, it revealed that they will be embarking on a 24-show North American Tour this fall. They announced Lightning Bolt with the same dramatic flourish: the news broke when the clock ran out exactly at noon today. Now, a third clock is ticking away, counting down the days until Lightning Bolt drops. Until then, the album is available for pre-order through the Pearl Jam website and iTunes.
via Rolling Stone