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SIMGE Singles: Pearl Jam Goes Punk On “Mind Your Manners”

Chris Rotolo July 11, 2013 News No Comments

pearl-jam-lightning-boltThough Pearl Jam has always been regarded as the most diverse and accessible (read: least barbaric) outfit to emerge from the Seattle Grunge scene of the ’90s, with the band’s renowned prowess for Hard-Rock balladry and entire albums worth of ukelele-led pieces (I’m looking at you Eddie Vedder), it appears that with Lightning Bolt, the group’s forthcoming long-form collection due out on October 15th, yet another means of stylistic conveyance has been plucked from the arsenal and put on display.

Pearl Jam returned to the recorded music realm on Thursday with a brand new cut titled “Mind Your Manners”, and Lightning Bolt‘s lead single strikes hard, fast, and loud as a three-chord Punk-Rock ragetune that raises questions like: “Is this how Black Flag and Agent Orange could’ve sounded if they had a sense of melody?”

In short, yes, there is a distinct possibility that Pearl Jam might be one of the best Punk bands on the market and have deprived us basement dwellers of something all too spirited and emotionally explosive.

Check out Pearl Jam’s “Mind Your Manners”, and a recently announced slate of U.S. tour dates, below:

Pearl Jam Dates:
07/16 – London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens
07/19 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
10/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Console Energy Center
10/12 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagra Centre
10/15 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
10/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
10/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
10/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
10/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
10/25 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center
10/27 – Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
10/29 – Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
10/30 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
11/01-03 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Experience
11/15 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Arena
11/16 – Oaklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
11/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena
11/21 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
11/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Sports Arena
11/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Sports Arena
11/26 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
11/29 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena
11/30 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
12/02 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
12/04 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
12/06 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena


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Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May of 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in both Journalism/Professional Writing and Communication Studies. He's held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet’s Arts & Entertainment section as well as Consequence of Sound (http://consequenceofsound.net).

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