Two weeks before the release of its first studio album in 16 years,
Soundgarden broke up in 1997 while touring behind the previous year's "Down on the Upside." Its members reunited in 2010, playing concerts (including a headlining slot at
"Live to Rise," a lukewarm new tune featured on this past spring's "Avengers" soundtrack, didn't bode especially well for "King Animal," which the band recorded with
Listen to the first single, "Been Away Too Long," below and check back in the coming weeks for a full profile of the band in Calendar.