Jeff Ament says the band have recorded 25 demos already
Pearl Jam are set to start work on their new album in April.
Bassist Jeff Ament told Billboard that the band had already demoed new material and were set to reconvene properly soon.
“We did a whole bunch of demos and everybody’s got a disc of 25 [songs] right now,” he said. “April will be the time where we get together and learn to play all these demos and figure out which 12 to 15 of them float to the top. Hopefully we can get something done this year.”
The band are set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their 1991 album ‘Ten’ with a Cameron Crowe-directed documentary, book and festival this year. But the bassist said they were were still looking to the future.
“There’s been so much focus on the past that I think all of us are really excited to make a new record,” he said. “And have something to look forward to because we’ve been digging in the boxes in our basement a lot the last year or so.”
The band’s last album was 2009’s ‘Backspacer’.