New Eddie Vedder (Feat. Corin Tucker) – “Hard Sun”

EdVed (thanks for the nickname, Nic Offer!!!) buddy Sean Penn produces and directs the forthcoming biopic Into The Wild (based on a novel of the same name by Jon Krakauer), dealing with the life and times of Christopher McCandless: a road traveler who starved to death at 24 after a temporarily successful/ultimately doomed attempt to live off the land in the Alaskan wilderness. Billboard reports that Vedder is the main music man involved with the flick’s soundtrack, with some assists from Kaki King; composer Michael Brook; and on the Gordon Peterson (aka Indio) cover “Hard Sun,” Sleater-Kinney punk princess Corin Tucker.

The Vedder/Tucker track’s out there for your listening pleasure, and it’s a nice treat for PJ lovers, opening with campfire acoustic-jangle feel, Corin filling out the refrain with open-skied harmonies, before moving into big hard sun ‘n’ fuzz-guitar terrain. Absorb at I Am Fuel, You Are Friends, and take the jump for EdVed’s Into The Wild tracklist.


01 “Setting Forth”
02 “No Ceiling”
03 “Far Behind”
04 “Rise”
05 “Long Nights”
06 “Tuolumne”
07 “Hard Sun”
08 “The Wolf”
09 “End of the Road”
10 “Society”
11 “Guaranteed”

The Into The Wild soundtrack is out 9/18 on J Records.