Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament to hit Boston with RNDM

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RNDM, a new musical group featuring Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur and former Fastbacks drummer Richard Stuverud, have revealed plans to hit the road in support of their debut album, Acts. The band (pronounced “random”) will make their way to Massachusetts for a show at the Paradise Rock Club on Wednesday, November 7. Tickets for the show, which will also feature opener David Garza, are available through Ticketmaster for $15.

As the project’s name suggests, Jeff Ament and Joseph Arthur met randomly in June of 1999, when Arthur opened a show at the late New York club Wetlands on a bill headlined by Ament and Stuverud’s side project, Three Fish. The three stayed in touch over the years and in April of this year, they convened in Montana for a jam session, which would give birth to Acts. After four days with longtime Pearl Jam engineer Brett Eliason behind the boards, the group had nearly 20 finished tracks, which were then whittled down to twelve for the album.

“It felt like those first bands you’re in, where the first few weeks you ate and slept and breathed the music that you were working on,” explained Ament in a press release. “All you did was hum those songs until you got to the next practice. I was completely open to whatever was going to happen, and I know Joseph was too.”

Acts will hit stores on October 30. The video for lead single “Modern Times” is streaming below.

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