Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Pearl Jam's 'Amongst the Waves" Music Video Premieres as part of Web site launch



PEARL JAM’S “AMONGST THE WAVES” MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES IN CONJUNCTION WITH LAUNCH OF IMPORTANT WEB SITE

Photo credit: Danny Clinch


Available Now on iTunes with Proceeds to Conservation International



New Video and Web Site to Raise Awareness on Ocean Conservation



SEATTLE — Pearl Jam rolled out their new music video “Amongst the Waves” June 30, 2010 in conjunction with the launch of Pearl Jam’s new web page www.pearljam.com/oceans. The third single from Backspacer, the “Amongst the Waves” video launch is part of Pearl Jam’s larger effort to highlight www.pearljam.com/oceans and raise awareness on the efforts of various organizations working diligently on ocean preservation.



“If we don’t consider the fragility and finite capacity of our planets oceans, we may destroy our most precious resource,” said Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard. “Our ocean will only survive if the world agrees to sustain her.”



Since the release, the video has been viewed by hundreds of thousands of fans and has been picked up and shared broadly with over 100 websites embedding it directly including National Geographic, Greenpeace, Oceana, Treehugger, VOLCOM and PlanetGreen.Discovery.



Available now on iTunes, proceeds from the US sale of “Amongst the Waves” benefits Pearljam.com/Oceans partner organization Conservation International's Marine Programs. Internationally, Universal Music/Island Records has also agreed to donate proceeds from the International sale of the video in participating territories for the next six months.



Created by Pearl Jam’s partners at VOLCOM and Trixie Films, “Amongst the Waves” continues to stream for free at www.pearljam.com/oceans and www.worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com.



For more information on Pearl Jam’s Ocean campaign and a complete list of Pearl Jam’s environmental partners, please visit www.pearljam.com/oceans. For more information on Conservation International’s ongoing efforts, please visit www.conservation.org/marine.



Pearl Jam’s Backspacer is available for purchase now at www.pearljam.com, Target, iTunes, or your favorite independent record store