A new band called 3rd Secret features former Nirvana bassist Krist NovoselicSoundgarden drummer Matt Cameron (also a member of Pearl Jam) and Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil.

Last week (April 9), the supergroup centered around the grunge icons introduced themselves by surprise-releasing their self-titled debut album, as Rolling Stone reported. The release wasn't widely known about until the following Monday (April 11).

3rd Secret is led by the vocalists Jillian Raye, of Novoselic's other group, Giants in the Trees, and Jennifer Johnson. Guitarist Bubba Dupree of 1980s hardcore act Void fills out the sound that incorporates strains of alternative, indie and folk, all driven by the dual vocals of Raye and Johnson.

Hear 3rd Secret down toward the bottom of this post, right under the album art and track list for their effort, now available on most streaming services.

3rd Secret perform live in an undated concert photo.
Photo by Tony Drovetto

But the album seemingly emerged with such surprise last week that some services are still missing it. "Reports coming over 3rd Secret hotline that album is still not on Apple Music," the group said in an update on their website.

They added, "We kindly recommend listening on YouTube 'I Choose Me' for this song and the others from the album, until your preferred service catches up."

Cameron and Novoselic are among the main songwriters for 3rd Secret, as the album's credits show. The LP marks Cameron and Thayil's first album together since the 2017 death of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, though the two did collaborate on a 2021 Pretty Reckless song, "Only Love Can Save Me Now."

The 3rd Secret album was also helped along in large part by famed grunge producer Jack Endino. Two days ago, Cameron leaked news of the group's formation by sharing a photo of them performing a recent secret gig at Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture.

3rd Secret Album Art + Track List

3rd Secret / Art by Mike Hipple
3rd Secret / Art by Mike Hipple

1. "Rhythm of the Ride"
2. "I Choose Me"
3. "Last Day of August"
4. "Winter Solstice"
5. "Lies Fade Away"
6. "Live Without You"
7. "Right Stuff"
8. "Dead Sea"
9. "Diamond in the Cold"
10. "Somewhere in Time"
11. "The Yellow Dress"

3rd Secret, "I Choose Me"

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