Singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur has formed another band, this time with Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and drummer Richard Stuverud. The group is called RNDM (pronounced “random”) and will be releasing their debut album, Acts, on Oct. 30. In 2010, Arthur, Ben Harper and Dhani Harrison released an album as Fistful of Mercy.
Arthur first met Ament in 1999, when the two shared a bill together. They kept in touch over the years and reconnected in 2010 when Ament couldn’t get Arthur’s voice out of his head while writing his solo album.
In April of 2012, Arthur, Ament and drummer Richard Stuverud, a longtime collaborator of Ament, congregated in Montana to record what would become Acts.
“It felt like those first bands you’re in, where the first few weeks you ate and slept and breathed the music that you were working on,” says Ament of the Acts recording session. “All you did was hum those songs until you got to the next practice. I was completely open to whatever was going to happen, and I know Joseph was too.”
RNDM will be touring in support of Acts beginning with a Nov. 2 performance at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg. They’ll play 15 additional dates throughout the course of November, wrapping things up at Seattle’s Showbox at the Market on Nov. 27.
Take a look at Acts’ tracklisting and the band’s complete touring schedule below.
1. Modern Times
3. The Disappearing Ones
4. What You Can’t Control
5. Hollow Girl
6. Walking Through New York
7. Look Out!
8. New Tracks
9. Throw You to the Pack
11. Letting Go of Will
12. Cherries in the Snow
RNDM Tour Dates
2 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of WIlliamsburg
3 - Washington, D.C. @ The Black Cat
4 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer
7 - Boston, Mass. @ Paradise Rock Club
8 - New York, N.Y. @ The Bowery Ballroom
9 - Montreal, Quebec @ Théâtre Corona
13 - Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall
14 - Milwaukee, Wisc. @ Turner Hall Ballroom
15 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
16 - Lawrence, Kan. @ The Bottleneck
18 - Boulder, Colo. @ The Fox Theatre
21 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Troubador
23 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Great American Music Hall
25 - Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir Lounge
26 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Biltmore Cabaret
27 - Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox at the Market