R.E.M. is returning with their new record, arriving this spring. However, to tie us over and give us a little taste they’ve made one song available for free download, and another is streaming.
‘Collapse Into Now’ will be the band’s fifteenth studio album and its expected release is March 8th. It was recorded in three different stages, in three different cities: Berlin, New Orleans, and Nashville.
Guests include the legendary Patti Smith, also Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Peaches, Joel Gibb from The Hidden Cameras, and more.
Here’s the first track they’ve made available:
R.E.M. – “Discoverer”
You can download it for free right here…just know that doing so means that you’ll be signed up for the R.E.M. email list.
As well, you can hear a 2nd track called “It Happened Today” which is streaming here.
Track list of ‘Collapse Into Now’:
2) “All The Best”
4) “Oh My Heart”
5) “It Happened Today” (feat. Eddie Vedder & Joel Gibb)
6) “Every Day Is Yours To Win”
7) “Mine Smell Like Honey”
8) “Walk It Back”
9) “Alligator Aviator Autopilot Antimatter” (feat. Peaches & Lenny Kaye)
10) “That Someone Is You”
11) “Me, Marlon Brando, Marlon Brando and I”
12) “Blue” (feat. Patti Smith)
And as a monumental band in the history of alternative music, let’s dip back for old time’s sake to two of their classics and my personal favorites (from when Michael Stipe still had hair, lots of it):