“Mind Your Manners,” the first single for Pearl Jam’s forthcoming album, Lightning Bolt, is apparently tearing up rock radio, but I confess I’m underwhelmed by the pounding, straightforward tune. (It’s below in case you missed it.) The title track from the album, though, which you can hear above, is much better. The band unveiled it at Wrigley Field over the weekend, at what was apparently the fastest-to-sell-out concert in that venerable stadium’s history.
They also premiered a ballad, “Future Days,” which you can hear below.
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