Pearl Jam Go Behind-The-Scenes Of Their “Retrograde” Video

Pearl Jam have shared a behind-the-scenes look at their animated video for “Retrograde”. You can check that out below:

Director Josh Wakely told Rolling Stone the following about making the video during the ongoing quarantine:

“The workflows were very weird, the video conference calls innumerable, and the sheer number of people involved — over 150 — was huge. Even though most of us have never met, I think we all feel inspired by what we accomplished together.

My sincere hope is that in the future, people everywhere can think of themselves as part of a unified team in pursuit of an urgent, common goal. This new kind of distributed teamwork seems like the right way to overcome not just complex video production challenges, but also the many shared environmental challenges we face as inhabitants of planet Earth at this moment in history. We can use technology, creativity and everything else in the toolbox to battle the existential crises of our time — from COVID-19 to the climate crisis to homelessness, inequality, hate and more. As the song says, ‘It’s gonna take much more than ordinary love to lift this up.'”

Pearl Jam To Release “Gigaton Visual Experience” On Apple TV

Pearl Jam’s special listening experience for their new album “Gigaton” ended up getting cancelled last month due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the band have still found a way to bring the immersive audio-visual event to their fans. Tonight at 12AM ET / 9PM PT, the group will be releasing the experience in Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision via Apple TV for seven days, before making it available to rent or buy. “Gigaton” producer Josh Evans commented:

“I’m excited for fans to be able to immerse themselves in the sound and to hear the depth and layers of these songs and performances. It’s truly a unique way to experience this album.”

Pearl Jam Premiere New Song “Quick Escape”

Pearl Jam have premiered a new song titled “Quick Escape.” This track is from the band’s new album “Gigaton,” which will be released on March 27. Furthermore, the group have also launched a “Quick Escape” video game along with the song.

Pearl Jam Launch “Gigaton” Hotline

Pearl Jam have launched a hotline to tease their new album “Gigaton.” Fans that call 585-20-PEARL (585-207-3275) will hear the following message:

“Hello, you’ve reached the Pearl Jam ‘Gigaton’ hotline. Press 1 to leave a message. Press 2 to opt in to receive updates from the band and preview the new album before it’s out on March 27th.”

Pearl Jam Announce Immersive “Gigaton” Audio-Visual Experience

Pearl Jam will be teaming up with Abramorama for a special “Gigaton” listening experience. The immersive audio-visual event will be held in 200 Dolby Atmos-equipped theaters on March 25, two days before the album’s release (March 27). The album will be played in its entirety with visuals created by Evolve. Tickets can be purchased HERE. Producer Josh Evans commented:

“It’s truly a unique way to experience this album. I’m excited for fans to be able to immerse themselves in the sound and to hear the depth and layers of these songs and performances.”

Fans Can Preview Pearl Jam’s New Song “Superblood Wolfmoon” By Pointing Their Cellphones At The Moon

Pearl Jam will be releasing a new song titled “Superblood Wolfmoon” on February 19 and fans can preview the track in a unique way. Republic Records have teamed up Powster to create an augmented-reality experience that will play part of the track and show onscreen animations when fans point their cellphones at the moon. You can try that out tonight (February 13) by heading to moon.pearljam.com.

Ste Thompson, CEO and creative director of Powster, commented:

“We’re honored to be working with Pearl Jam to bring their music to life through technology blended with the elements of nature that inspired their tone. This activation displays their innovation and creative energy going into their new album. Adapting to new technologies and integrating platforms unleashes the full potential of music, as well as changes the way fans experience new sounds, and we are excited to be teaming up with Pearl Jam to provide their fans with this exclusive look at their style and artistic direction.”

Bill Gerdts, associate director, digital marketing at Republic Records, added:

“Engaging Pearl Jam fans to go outside and experience the moon in an exciting way is a testament to the innovative spirit the band brings to music. This project encompasses Pearl Jam’s desire to engage with their fans and provide a visual representation of what is to come in their new single ‘Superblood Wolfmoon’, and later, in the ‘Gigaton’ album.”

As previously reported, Pearl Jam’s new album “Gigaton” will be released on March 27.