When Pearl Jam announced their new album Lightning Bolt via countdown clocks a month ago, it came along with the first single off the record “Mind Your Manners.” Now, the single has got visuals courtesy of director Danny Clinch — who worked with Eddie Vedder on the videos for his ukulele solo album Ukulele Songs — and Missoula, Montana artist and animator Andy Smetanka.
Here, Clinch and Smetanka put the band rocking directly out in front of stock video images and silhouettes that are a more than a little reminiscent of their 1998 animated video for “Do The Evolution”. Check out the video above, which is only the band’s 11th official music video in their entire 22 year career.
For a bit of the behind the scenes look, watch PJ guitarist Mike McCready talk about his part in making the song, and how he tried to create a really “hard-edged, Dead Kennedys-type riff” in a mini interview posted to the band’s YouTube page.
Pearl Jam’s 10th studio album Lightning Bolt arrives October 15, and the band will head out on the road for a North American tour just before starting October 11 in Pittsburgh. Check out those dates below.
Pearl Jam 2013 tour dates:
10/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Console Energy Center
10/12 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagra Centre
10/15 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
10/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
10/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
10/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
10/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
10/25 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center
10/27 – Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
10/29 – Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
10/30 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
11/01-03 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Experience
11/15 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Arena
11/16 – Oaklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
11/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena
11/21 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
11/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Sports Arena
11/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Sports Arena
11/26 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
11/29 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena
11/30 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
12/02 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
12/04 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
12/06 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
– Jeremy D. Larson, Radio.com