It’s hard to believe that it has been 22 years since Pearl Jam put out its debut album, Ten. It’s also difficult to believe that the band is gearing up for its 10th studio album, Lightning Bolt, an endeavor that has been in the works for a while, now. This week the band released the second single off of Lightning Bolt, called “Sirens,” and it’s about what you might expect from a mid-tempo ballad from the group.

We are long past the days where Pearl Jam refuses to put together music videos for the group’s singles. Like JNCO jeans, the group’s against-the-grain attitude has faded, but I still wouldn’t say Pearl Jam is gung ho about putting together any epic music videos. “Sirens” is a minimal affair, shot on a dark stage by filmmaker-photographer Danny Clinch. Still, that's probably not giving the group enough credit, as the video for the first single off of Lightning Bolt, “Mind Your Manners,” was also shot by Clinch and has a helluva lot more going on.

The band decided to kick off promotion for its newest album back in July, releasing the cover art for Lightning Bolt, which just so happens to be Pearl Jams’ first full-length album since 2009’s Backspacer. At the time, we also learned that U.S. fans will be able to purchase Lightning Bolt on October 15, while fans elsewhere will be able to nab copies on October 14. Currently, fans can already buy a copy of both “Sirens” and “Mind Your Manners” over at iTunes.

All of this is pretty exciting stuff, but if you are more interested in seeing Pearl Jam live, you are also in luck. The band has tour dates planned across North America starting next month and running through December. Additionally, the group will head to Australia and New Zealand to play dates beginning after the new year. You can check out the group’s touring schedule, but do note that some dates are already sold out.



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