3rd Secret is a Seattle supergroup featuring members of Nirvana and Soundgarden. They just released an album out of the blue.

You may have heard rumours back in February that Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic was working on new music. Turns out that was true–very cool, to be sure–but the reality is even more interesting.

The group is called 3rd Secret and also features Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) and Kim Thayil (Soundgarden). It also features Bubba Dupree (from an 80s hardcore band called Void), Jennifer Johnson (she played with Kirst in a band called Giants in the Trees), and singer Jillian Raye (no idea). There was no warning. The album just…appeared.

The record was made over three sessions that included contributions from Seattle mainstay producer Jack Endino.

Yes, there’s some grungey stuff here, but take note of the folky material, too.

Learn more here and here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “3rd Secret is a Seattle supergroup featuring members of Nirvana and Soundgarden. They just released an album out of the blue.

  • April 12, 2022 at 11:51 am
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    Actually Jillian Raye is the one who was in Giants in the Trees with Novoselic. Jennifer Johnson is the one you actually have “no idea” about.

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