Regan’s new transatlantic band , The Little Ships, will be releasing their debut album, Alone Together, shortly. You can pre-order your CD now from The Little Ships online shop. The album features Happy Chichester and Stone Gossard, who contributes a previously unreleased song. For more info, please visit their official website.
Shawn has just announced his 2015 Springtime UK solo tour! Full ticket information can be found here.
23rd – WINCHESTER – Railway Inn ***RESCHEDULED TO MAY 4TH***
24th – BRISTOL – Folk House
26th – BIRMINGHAM – Hare & Hounds
27th – MANCHESTER – Sound Control
28th – GLASGOW – Classic Grand
29th – EDINBURGH – Voodoo Rooms
1st – NEWCASTLE – The Cumberland Arms
3rd – NOTTINGHAM – Glee Club
4th – WINCHESTER – Railway Inn ***RESCHEDULED DATE***
5th – LONDON – Bush Hall
…I found out a few weeks ago from Kevin Wood that Andy’s mom, Toni, was in need of some help. Andy was Mother Love Bone’s most beloved bandleader and singer. His Mom, Toni, is such a magical woman. Her spirit is so close to Andy’s, to whom she gave so much love, humor and spark. If you’d ever seen Andy and Toni together, you’d see the connection.
Toni is now in her 70’s and living in a leaky, dilapidated trailer with bad wiring, while still being a part time caregiver. The more Jeff and I learned about her situation, the more we felt we couldn’t ignore it. We decide to go for it to get her a new trailer! We have donated some money to the cause here A New Home for Toni Wood and we will also auctioning off a few items to raise additional funds over the next month or so. Please be on the look out for these here at Pearl Jam’s official eBay site and on Pearl Jam Activism’s Facebook page. Know that if you purchase any of the items to support Toni Wood, the money is going to a great place.
Thank you all for listening.
– Stone Gossard
July sees Shawn and Happy take to the road together for a short US tour.
July 16 – Natasha’s – Lexington, KY
July 17 – The New Vintage – Louisville, KY
July 18 – Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza – Columbus, OH
July 19 – Music in The Barn – Sunbury, OH
July 22 – Cameos – Brooklyn, NY
July 23 – Tin Angel – Philadelphia, PA
July 24 – The Pinch – Washington, DC
July 25 – Rockwood 3 – NYC, NY
Should be a fantastic evening of song!
In conjunction with the band’s 20th anniversary, Razor & Tie will release re-issues of the first two albums, Shame and Interiors.
Set for release September 30th 2013, the esteemed albums will feature new artwork created and freshly re-designed by Brad drummer, Regan Hagar. Both Shame and Interiors will be available on CD (in digi-soft packs) and gatefold vinyl.
The CD re-issue of Interiors features two bonus tracks, ‘Séance’ and ‘Heaven Help’ (both previously unavailable in the U.S.) while the vinyl edition of Interiors will include and feature the same bonus tracks via a separate, 7-inch, special edition pressing contained within the gatefold. As an added treat, the Interiors vinyl will also include for the time ever, all the original studio recording intros from the band members prior to the start of each song.
Pre-order both reissues now at the Establishment Store and Merch Now. Available in a variety of bundle deals, the Establishment Store also offers Shame, Interiors and Welcome to Discovery Park as a limited CD bundle deal.
Shawn has released a new digital e.p. entitled Grass and Sky. You can download a copy from his Bandcamp page.
1. All The Love In The World (That’s What’s Needed)
2. It Was A Holiday
3. Grass And Sky
5. Standing In Your Power*
6. The Other Side of Death (is Wide Open)**
Produced, arranged, composed, performed, recorded and mixed by Shawn Smith except as noted*
*Standing In Your Power
Keith Lowe – Bass
Recorded and mixed by Floyd Reitsma
**The Other Side of Death (is Wide Open)
Davis Martin – Drums
Bob Lovelace – Bass
Kathy Moore – Guitar
Recorded and mixed by Floyd Reitsma
Our great friend and musical collaborator Happy Chichester will be playing solo shows in the UK in October.
Support comes from Brad’s recent touring mates New Killer Shoes who will be performing acoustically.
Please bear with us as with bring the new Brad site up to speed!
Stone Gossard releases his sophomore solo album, Moonlander today in digital, CD and limited edition vinyl formats as well as limited signed and hand numbered art prints via Monkeywrench Records.
1. I Need Something Different
3. Both Live
4. Your Flames
5. Battle Cry
6. King of the Junkies
8. I Don’t Want To Go To Bed
9. Bombs Away
10. Witch Doctor
11. Beyond Measure
“Songs from the album were recorded between 2003-2011,” explains Gossard. “Over the last year, I went through all of my old demos and recordings that weren’t used as Pearl Jam or Brad songs and picked my favorites. With the help of Floyd Reitsma (Studio Litho engineer), Pete Droge (Executive Producer), and Hans Teuber (multi-instrumentalist and long time Hank Khoir collaborator) I went about trying to finish them. This included lots of re-singing tracks, fleshing out and re-editing, adding new instruments…”
Moonlander consists of 11 original songs written and performed by Gossard as well as 11 accompanying pieces of artwork.
“My daughter loves to paint and draw and when she would, I would as well,” says Gossard. “I hope the pieces convey a sense of freedom from formal rules and of playfulness that comes from hanging with your lovely 5-year old.”
Moonlander features appearances from Gossard’s fellow musicians including Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden), Matt Chamberlain, Regan Hagar (Brad, Malfunkshun, Satchel), Pete Droge, Brandon Harper, Gregg Keplinger, Keith Lowe, Barbara Ireland (The Fags) and Hans Teuber.
You can order now from PearlJam.com, iTunes and your local store.
Check out Stone’s Moonlander page at pearljam.com for further information.
The US label Razor and Tie will reissue both Shame (1993) and Interiors (1997) later this year on CD and vinyl. We’ll have more details soon!