Pearl Jam yesterday confirmed that the band had collaborated on a new video for "Do The Evolution," its first since 1992's "Jeremy," with Todd McFarlane, artist and creator of the "Spawn" comic book series.Rumors of the video's existence have been widely bandied around the Internet for the last few weeks, but Wednesday's announcement was the first official word of a team-up between McFarlane and Pearl Jam. "We are challenged to expand the meaning of our work," the band wrote in a statement, "and by utilizing this visual medium and working with a visionary like Todd, we were able to further explore some of the themes we depicted in the song, 'Do the Evolution.' Basically, we've tried to make a good stoner video." Pearl Jam is just the latest in a string of rock groups to have tapped McFarlane's creative sensibilities, as the Canadian artist has designed the album cover for Korn's new record, "Follow the Leader," as well as Kiss action figures based on the theme of the group's
upcoming album, "Psycho Circus."A video for "Do the Evolution" would mark the complete reconciliation of Pearl Jam and the music video format, which the group abandoned after the Mark Pellington-directed "Jeremy," and just last week the band released a full-length home video, "Single Video Theory," taken from footage of the band rehearsing for the Yield Tour. No release date has been set for the video clip for "Do The Evolution," but we'll keep you posted. Pearl Jam still has a few days left in its mid-tour break, which will re-launch on August 17 in Indianapolis with Iggy Pop opening.