[lastfm]Pearl Jam[/lastfm] guitarist [lastfm]Stone Gossard’[/lastfm]s longtime side project [lastfm]Brad[/lastfm] have returned with their fourth studio release, Best Friends?. The album was recorded in 2003 but didn’t see a proper release until now.
“I think[lastfm]Shawn (Smith[/lastfm], vocals) lost some speed with it and started working on his own stuff,” Gossard tells AOL’s Spinner. “Brad was difficult for him and a couple of other situations, like being in a band with a guy who’s in another band.”
He adds: “It can sort of feel like mixed loyalty or something. But after putting it aside for awhile, I went back three of four years ago and did some mixes, making some edits. It just took this long to come together.”
The album features 12 new songs and was released through Pearl Jam’s own Monkey Wrench label.
Brad features Gossard on guitar, Smith on vocals and [lastfm]Regan Hagar [/lastfm]on bass.
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