June 6th, 2014

Billboard: Tuatara's New Album Features Peter Buck, Mike McCready; Song Premiere (Listen)

Tuatara, the long-running project led by Mad Season/Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin and rounded out by a rotating cast of all-stars that includes R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, returns for its first record in six years, Underworld. Before the the double-album opus arrives in August on Martin’s own label Sunyata Records, Billboard exclusively premieres the track “The Skeleton Getdown.”
April 19th, 2014

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready and Screaming Trees’ Barrett Martin at Easy Street Records in Seattle for Record Store Day 2014.

(Source: instagram.com)

April 14th, 2014

On Episode 1 of The Van Conner Show, Van talks to his former Screaming Trees bandmate Barrett Martin about the vinyl release of the Trees’ final album, Last Words. (Producer Jack Endino is behind the camera.)

February 16th, 2014

From the Screaming Trees Facebook page:Van Conner and Barrett Martin listening to the test pressing of [the Trees’ final album] Last Words. Out on April Record Store day from Sunyata Records.

May 3rd, 2013


My copy of Above deluxe edition

Signed by Mike McCready and Barrett Martin

when this arrived it was the greatest day ever

Reblogged from Check out the melody
April 23rd, 2013

Mad Season’s Mike McCready and Barrett Martin share fond memories of late bassist John “Baker” Saunders.

April 20th, 2013

Mike McCready and Barrett Martin sign Mad Season LPs outside Easy Street Records in Seattle earlier today (Record Store Day).

Reblogged from Mike McCready Fans
April 5th, 2013

Alice in Chains/Mad Season frontman Layne Staley died 11 years ago today. Watch Mad Season perform “River of Deceit” on New Year’s Eve 1995 at RKCNDY in Seattle. Video of the full show is available for the first time as part of the new Above deluxe edition.

(Source: noisecreep.com)

April 2nd, 2013

"Black Book of Fear," one of three new tracks on Mad Season's reissue of Above, out today. Co-written by R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, with newly added vocals by Mark Lanegan.

(Source: Spotify)

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