Pearl Jam Confirms Target Partnership For New Album

    For anyone that’s worried about Target’s street cred, let it be reported here that Eddie Vedder says the retailer is cool. So cool, in fact, that Pearl Jam has taken them on as a “big box” partner for the release of their next album, tentatively titled Backspacer. News of the partnership first surfaced last week, when the band shot a commercial with director Cameron Crowe. Band manager Kelly Curtis confirmed the rumors and was quick to defend the relationship, saying that the album will be available at other independent outlets, inclduing Pearl Jam’s fan club. Curtis did not reveal any other details of the arrangement, including the release date. A single from the album, possibly a song called “The Fixer” will be released in July. [Billboard]