This isn't the first time that Novoselic and Kirkwood have worked together. Kirkwood, long a favorite of Kurt Cobain's, sat in with Nirvana on its MTV Unplugged appearance in 1994, the year after the Meat Puppets opened Nirvana's In Utero tour. Eyes Adrift has reportedly been at work on material for its debut album, although the band remains unsigned, and its current tour is a brief jaunt designed to road-test the songs it has come up with since forming late last year, including a 15-minute workout called "Pasted" and an indictment of the media over the JonBenet Ramsey case dubbed "Inquiring Minds."
At this point, Eyes Adrift seems more a project than a band. Novoselic disbanded Sweet 75, and Gaugh has officially left the Long Beach Dub Allstars, but Kirkwood is still ostensibly a member of the Meat Puppets and continues to work a solo angle as well (his acoustic tour last summer and fall was where he connected with Novoselic and Gaugh, and where the seeds of Eyes Adrift were planted). Whatever the band's status, Eyes Adrift is the hot name on everyone's lips.
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