A cohort of Seattle’s pre-2000 grunge icons – together with Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil and Pearl Jam/Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron – have shaped a brand new supergroup known as third Secret, and, with out having introduced it beforehand, dropped their debut album yesterday (April 11).
A self-titled affair, the 11-track effort sports activities a broad tonal palette – it leans closely on traditional grunge and alt-rock flavours, however provides range with hints of laidback folks and indie-rock, swampy blues and stomping hard-rock.
Tracks like ‘Useless Sea’ and ‘Winter Solstice’ make spectacular use of twangy, melancholy acoustics, whereas the usage of an accordion on ‘Proper Stuff’ provides a singular sense of theatricality. ‘Diamond In The Chilly’, however, is a crunchy, mosh-primed rock anthem, with songs like ‘I Select Me’ and ‘Lies Fade Away’ embracing the epochal ‘90s grunge sound that third Secret’s members constructed their legacies on.
Have a hearken to the total album beneath:
Alongside Novoselic, Thayil and Cameron, third Secret is rounded out by guitarist Jon ‘Bubba’ Dupree (greatest recognized for his work in ‘80s hardcore outfit Void, in addition to the alt-metal supergroup Hater, which additionally featured Cameron) and singers Jillian Raye (who Novoselic additionally performs with as a part of Giants In The Timber) and Jennifer Johnson.
Recording for the album was cut up between three periods, all of which featured involvement from longtime Nirvana and Soundgarden collaborator Jack Endino. Along with mixing the total launch and engineering three tracks, Endino aided Nate Yaccino in recording 5 of the tracks, and Erik Pal in recording the opposite three.
Pal additionally carried out synth on ‘Useless Sea’ and ‘Rhythm Of The Experience’, whereas Martin Hyperlink stuffed in for Cameron on the tracks ‘Dwell With out You’ and ‘Proper Stuff’.
The album was launched independently, and on the time of writing, is barely that can be purchased digitally on Amazon and stream by way of Spotify and YouTube. It’ll be out there to stream on Apple Music quickly, third Secret confirmed on their web site, although they’re but to share any particulars of a possible launch on bodily codecs.
Novoselic first teased the existence of third Secret again in February, sharing in a since-deleted tweet that he was “actually busy making an attempt to complete a file” and “in the midst of some hangups”. On the time, it was slated for launch in mid-March.