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Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard to Release Second Solo Album in June

Image courtesy of PearlJam.com (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of PearlJam.com (via ABC News Radio)

Pearl Jam 's Stone Gossard has revealed that he's going solo again.  The guitarist will release his second solo effort, Moonlander , on June 26.

Moonlander features 11 new songs, which will be unveiled one at a time every Tuesday for the next 10 weeks.  The first single from the album, "I Need Something Different," is now available for free download at PearlJam.com/Moonlander .  The upcoming release also features guest appearances from Pearl Jam/ Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron and drummer Regan Hagar from Gossard's side project, Brad .

"[The] songs from the album were recorded between 2003-2011," says Gossard in a statement.  "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."

In addition to new tracks appearing online each week, a different original piece of artwork created by Gossard will be unveiled with each song premiere.  "My daughter loves to paint and draw and when she would, I would as well," explains 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."

Gossard also announced that he'll be releasing two four-track digital EPs that feature cuts from Moonlander , titled Apollo and Luna , before the full album is issued.  Apollo will hit the iTunes store on May 7, while Luna arrives on June 4.

Here is the track list for Moonlander :

"I Need Something Different"
"Moon Landing"
"Both Live"
"Your Flames"
"Battle Cry"
"King of the Junkies"
"I Don't Want to Go to Bed"
"Bombs Away"
"Witch Doctor"
"Beyond Measure"

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