Pierre Robert

Pierre Robert

Pierre Robert

93.3 WMMR Philadelphia was the first to play another world premiere from the new Pearl Jam album Dark Matter before its official release this Friday. Pierre Robert, who hosted a listening party for fans last night, premiered the song “Wreckage” on the airwaves today (4/17) before launching into a full Workforce Block of the band’s music.

“Wreckage” is the fifth track on the album, and it clocks in at a clean five minutes. You can listen to it below, and see photos from the listening party, which included a video welcome from bassist Jeff Ament. There were also visuals to go with each track, complete with lyrics so that everyone in the theater could follow along with Eddie Vedder’s singing.

Here’s what Pierre Robert had to say about the listening party experience:

Pierre commented: “WMMR had two great listening parties this week for the new Pearl Jam album Dark Matter: one at a local record store, The Record Shop in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, hosted by Nick McIlwain of the Preston and Steve Show. The other, which I hosted, was at the Ritz Theater in Center City Philadelphia. Great fun, great fans, great music!”

You can see a shot of Nick outside of The Record Shop below – it made it to Pearl Jam’s Instagram! Fans got to get their first full listen of this latest LP at each location. The response was positive, with many commenting that the new music is anthemic and upbeat, and indicative of what they have come to expect from the band.

Dark Matter was produced by Andrew Watt (who also worked on the Rolling Stones’ and Ozzy Osbourne’s recent records) and it comes out this Friday (4/19) via Republic Records. Pearl Jam are coming to Philadelphia for a two night stand in September. Both nights are sold out, but WMMR could have a chance for you to win seats closer to the show date. More details can be found on MMR’s Official Concert Calendar.

Hear the brand new Pearl Jam song:

  • Pearl Jam - "Wreckage"


    Pierre Robert premiered “Wreckage” by Pearl Jam on WMMR today (4/17). The new album Dark Matter comes out this Friday (4/19).

  • Nick McIlwain Featured on the Pearl Jam Instagram

    Swipe to the slide #5 to see Nick of the Preston & Steve Show featured on the band’s official Instagram!

  • A Great Moment in WMMR History

    Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam with Nick, Matt Cord and Pierre Robert

    “To Nick, Matt, and Pierre” before the second Pearl Jam show after interviewing Eddie Vedder. October 22, 2013.

    WMMR scored the rare opportunity to speak with Eddie Vedder in 2013 before the band played the Wells Fargo Center. It’s a moment we’ll never forget.

  • Pierre at the Ritz Theater

    Pierre Robert at the Ritz Theater for the Pearl Jam Listening Party

    Greetings, Citizens, and welcome to the official Pearl Jam preview!

  • Pierre with a Young Pearl Jam Fan

    Pierre Robert and a fan at the Ritz Theater for the Pearl Jam Listening Party

    You’re never too old – or too young – to rock. Check out the great Pearl Jam shirt!

  • Pierre Robert Welcomes Pearl Jam Fans

    Pierre Robert at the Ritz Theater for the Pearl Jam Listening Party

    Pierre welcomes fans in the Ritz Theater in Philadelphia before the listening party, where we got to hear the Dark Matter album in its entirety before it was released to the public.

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