Pearl Jam – “Olé”

By Tom Breihan / September 9, 2011

You knew Pearl Jam wasn’t going to let their 20th anniversary nostalgia-fest end without breaking us off with some new shit, right? Last night, the band showed up on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, where Pearl Jam Twenty director Cameron Crowe was also guesting, and debuted a fired-up new track called “Olé.” It’s one of those vintage head-down Pearl Jam ragers, like “Not For You” or “Spin The Black Circle,” and it’s fun. After performing the show on Fallon, the band also posted a free MP3 of it, so there’s that, too.

Also, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention “Balls In Your Mouth.” On his show last night, Jimmy Fallon played a version of his BP oil spill protest song, and both Eddie Vedder and the Roots chimed in to turn it into a gospel-edged throwdown. It sounds… kind of good? We’ve got the MP3 of “Olé” and the videos of the two performances below. (And speaking of Pearl Jam Twenty, PBS has a preview up.)

Pearl Jam – “Olé”
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(via the Audio Perv)


(via Consequence of Sound)