He’s happy that working on the music for The Gift occurred at the same time he was working on Infinite Sound and Color. Neckel says it became part of one artistic confluence. “When Mike was working on the Johnny Cash thing, I was sitting down at the studio [with him], and he just passes me a guitar,” she says. “He’s like, ‘Here. Start drawing on this guitar with a Sharpie.’ That’s how our whole process has been. It’s super organic and natural. It’s never serious. It’s like, ‘Here, let’s try this.'”
As for Pearl Jam, McCready says he hopes to work on something new with them soon. “We haven’t done anything since we were on the road last year,” he says. “I’m not sure what we’re doing. I’d love to do something, but I don’t have anything right now on the table. We just had a big touring year last year, and two giant shows in Seattle for a homeless benefit. And those were amazing and exhausting and exhilarating. When we all get back together, I’m sure we’ll be creating again. But I don’t have any timeline on that right now.”
In the meantime, McCready and Neckel are prepping the opening of their Infinite Color & Sound exhibition, Sway. It opens at Seattle’s Winston Wächter Fine Art gallery on March 22nd.