A ‘lost’ album from grunge greats Screaming Trees is to get its long-awaited release. Last Words: The Final Recordings is released digitally on August 2.
The album, now with contributions from Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age and Peter Buck of REM over 1998/99 before the band broke up in 2000.
The album was recorded at the studio of Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard, but was never mixed let alone released. Former Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin plans to give it the treatment it deserves. Martin got grunge supremo Jack Endino to mix the album, according to Pitchfork.
No reunion plans are afoot, however, with a press release stating, “the band members are finally well-adjusted adults who actually get along with each other and have happily moved on with their lives.”
Screaming Trees, led by vocalist Mark Lanegan, formed in 1985 in Washington state. Their last album to get a proper release was 1996’s Dust.