Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament announces new EP ‘American Death Squad’
Pearl Jam bass player Jeff Ament has announced his brand new solo EP American Death Squad.
While the band have been majorly affected by the current pandemic, Ament has been keeping busy during lockdown by creating his new solo material. The new work was split in two, performing half on guitar and half on the piano.
“In the days following the postponement of our tour, I found it necessary to find an outlet for the energy we had created going into the tour,” Ament said in a statement. “Pivot was the word of March. So, every morning, I retreated to the studio with the goal of writing a song every day, no matter how shite.
“Days of isolating and watching the news of the destruction courtesy the virus (and the ineptitude of our leadership or as named here the American Death Squad) made for vivid dreams and a helplessness. These were some of the first songs out of the gate. Raw and succinct.”