Music: Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard – Moonlander
Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard has released two tracks from his upcoming solo album, Moonlander. Hear the title song and I Need Something Different below.
It’s his first work since 2001′s Bay Leaf, and will be launched on June 25 via Pearl Jam’s own label, Monkeywrench Records.
Gossard tells Spin: “I like to write music – exploring with lyrics and figuring out how to make complete songs is fun.”
He’s gone through more than 60 ideas that he’d noted down since his last outing, and says one thing hasn’t changed about his approach. “The things I was attracted to then are still the same things I’m attracted to now – oddball riffs that strike my ear as being different.
“But I think that I was focused much less on lyrics then. Now I’m fascinated by how a lyric can really impact a song.”
Gossard’s Peal Jam bandmate Mike McCready recently said the band’s next album is nearing completion, explaining: “The fans will hear what we are and where we are. It’s going to be to their liking, I think – it is to us. Some of the standout tracks on there are pretty amazing.”