Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pearl Jam Debuts 'Fixer,' Reveals Track List

Pearl Jam's new single, "The Fixer," made an abbreviated debut Tuesday, July 14, during Fox's broadcast of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The track officially goes to U.S. radio and digital retailers on Monday, July 20.

As previously reported, Target will be the exclusive big-box retailer in the United States for Pearl Jam's self-released ninth album Backspacer, due Sept. 20.

The clip for "The Fixer" was only a few seconds long, but it was long enough to discern catchy "yeah yeah yeah" shout-outs in its chorus and frontman Eddie Vedder imploring that when "something's gone, I want to fight to get it back again."

Pearl Jam's official Web site has begun taking pre-orders for CD and vinyl versions of Backspacer as well as a 7-inch single for "The Fixer" backed with "Got Some," which the band debuted June 1 on The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien.

The order page confirms the 11-track contents of Backspacer, which features three songs recently premiered during Vedder's U.S. solo tour: "Unthought Known," "Speed of Sound" and "The End."

As previously reported, Pearl Jam will return to the road August 8 in Calgary, Alberta, and has dates on tap through October 30 in Philadelphia. Reportedly added to the itinerary is a rare small venue show on August 11 at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire. U.K. retailer HMV is currently advertising a ticket presale offer which fans can enter by preordering Backspacer via the HMV website.

Here is the track list for Backspacer:

"Gonna See My Friend"
"Got Some"
"The Fixer"
"Johnny Guitar"
"Just Breathe"
"Amongst the Waves"
"Unthought Known"
"Speed of Sound"
"Force of Nature"
"The End"