Friday, 25 February 2011

Hear REM's New Album First At Exclusive Listening Party

In the release of REM massively anticipated fifteenth album 'Collapse Into Now' only one week is left.

We've already been privy to five tracks from the album, 'Discoverer', 'Mine Smell Like Honey', 'O My Heart', 'It Happened Today' and single 'UBerlin', all of which are streaming over on

In order to listen the whole thing in full you'll have to enter our competition to be in with a chance to win a highly coveted place at an exclusive invite-only album playback session that's happening at The Workman's Club in Dublin next Wednesday March 2nd.

Each competition winner will also receive a ticket on entry to be in with the chance of winning a set of R.E.M.'s Warner back catalogue albums.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

R.E.M. Want Fan Remixes

Fans have been asked by R.E.M tosubmit remixes of their song, "It Happened Today."

R.E.M like other bands also seeking ways to get connect with their fans getting them more involved in the process of the making of their album.

R.E.M has requested fans in anticipation of their fifteenth studio album, Collapse Into Now.

Producer Jacknife Lee said in a statement, "I have bounced some tracks together to make it easier to download and use. We ended up with over a hundred tracks with all the percussion, brass, three pianos, celeste, glockenspiels, vibraphone, eight acoustic guitars, two drum kits, bass synths, banjo, mandolin, dulcimer, electric guitars, bass and all the voices. Enjoy, and be bold."

Monday, 14 February 2011


Musically, they rely on safe folk-rock formulas that evoke everyone from R.E.M. to Gordon Lightfoot.
Lyrically, they visit other eras, suggesting the times of minstrels and troubadours and employing antiquated language, such as “piquaresque” and “infanta” and font such as the Barrow Boy and the Chimbley Sweep.
Monday night, the Decemberists visited the chic Theater and bestowed upon a crowd of almost 2,000 fans an amusing evening of music, history and literary inferences leavened by moments of whimsy, satire and good-hearted snarkiness. And the crowd, which was wound up from the start, loved every minute of it, even the cheesy, recorded foreword by the mayor of Portland, Ore., the band’s hometown.
Colin Meloy is the Decemberists’ lead vocalist, songwriter, master of ceremonies and head of its ship, which integrated special visitor Sara Watkins. For a band that delves into material that could collapse under the weight of all its intellect and ornateness, he and his mates manage to keep things light and lively.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

R.E.M. Say New Album is Their Best in 20 Years

For their new record, Collapse Into Now, R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, Mike Mills and Peter Buck are very excited over it.The guys have very high expectation for the band’s 15th studio album, which will be released on March 7.

“This is, song for song, the best thing we’ve ever done,” guitarist Buck told Rolling Stone. “A lot of people say we did our best work in the early ’90s. But 15 years later, here we are again.”

Mills agreed with Buck and called Collapse “our best record since Out of Time.” The album features guest spots from Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye and Peaches, and was produced by Jacknife Lee (who also helmed 2008’s Accelerate).

It has been decided by R.E.M that they will not going to tour in order to promote this album - a decision Mills explained: “We don't tour to prop up records – that’s not why we play live music.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

R.E.M. Unleashed New Video For "Mine Smell Like Honey"

For "Mine Smell Like Honey," from the new forthcoming album, "Collapse Into Now,"Video have just been released by R.E.M.

Dominic DeJoseph directed the video, who has directed music videos for R.E.M, including "Bittersweet Me," and "New Test Leper" (co-directed with Lance Bangs) from "New Adventures In Hi-Fi," tour films for "Monster," as well as music videos for Jenny Lewis, Tilly and The Wall, The Stills, Ryan Adams, The Dandy Warhols and Natalie Merchant.

"Collapse Into Now" was recorded in various cities like Berlin, Nashville, New Orleans,the song is produced by Garret "Jacknife" Lee (Snow Patrol, U2).