New Pearl Jam Tune – Mind Your Manners

I’m digging this new Pearl Jam tune, “Mind Your Manners.” It’s one of their most rocking in some time, reminiscent of the vibe on Vs, which I’d say is their best album. Well, that or Yield. I go back and forth between the two. Also of note is that they have a Seattle stop on December 6th, the last day of the fall North American tour. Might just have to give that show some coverage. I’m overdue as I haven’t seen them live since just after Ten was released when they opened a Red Hot Chili Peppers show in Detroit. The middle band was Smashing Pumpkins, and that was who I was there for, but the pre-show buzz was all about the kids from Seattle. Who knew? All these years later, I have to say that pre-show buzz was spot on. They killed it then. Here’s to hoping they do so this fall.

The new album, Lightning Bolt, will be out on October 15th. Until then, enjoy the tune.


Dave O’Leary is a writer and musician living in Seattle. The Music Book, his second novel, was published by Booktrope in September 2014. In addition to writing for Northwest Music Scene, he has also had work published in The Monarch Review and on Visit his website at Photo by Stacy Albright,

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