Stone Gossard's side project Bayleaf will release their self-titled debut album on September 11. Gossard sings in the band, and still plays the guitar of course. Gossard told the Seattle Times, "I'm excited about it,'' he told The Seattle Times in Thursday's editions. I started singing in the studio about four years ago. It's been a lot of stops and starts since then". Bayleaf have played a few benefit shows this year, and are tapped to play the Groundwork World-Hunger Benefit on Octover 22 along with Alanis
Morissette and R.E.M.