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Watch Carrie Brownstein’s Full Pearl Jam Interview

'Portlandia' star grills Seattle band about new album 'Lightning Bolt'

picture-18276-1372868632Chris Martins // October 1, 2013

Last week we dove into Pearl Jam’s forthcoming album Lightning Bolt with a little help from a star-studded cast. Danny Clinch’s surprise mini-documentary found Eddie Vedder and co. in the hot seat while Carrie Brownstein, Judd Apatow, surfer Mark “MR” Richards, and NFL hero Steve Gleason asked the questions. Now, IFC has released the entirety of their Portlandia star’s interview with the Seattle grunge gods — in 10 parts. The first of the series can be found above, wherein Brownstein talks to the band about the new record’s dark themes and Vedder’s unexpected moves as a songwriter. They also discuss playing their old songs live, and how the meaning of them has changed over the years. The rest can be viewed via Facebook, after a key click or two.