We’re right at a week away from the New Adventures in Hi-Fi 25th anniversary release dropping!! The digital album and vinyl reissue will be available worldwide on October 29th.
The official video for New Adventures In Hi-Fi track “New Test Leper” has been restored in high-definition. The video is available to watch on YouTube and at UPROXX who premiered the newly remastered clip today.
“I consider myself a democratic socialist. I’m certainly far more radical than the Democratic Party. But I’m a member of the Democratic Party simply so I can vote in primaries. That is the only reason my name is associated with them.” – Michael Stipe Read Jacobin Magazine’s interview with Michael and find out about his … Continued
We would like to congratulate our friends at Brownstone Cowboys Magazine who have just launched their new website today. Their first feature to celebrate the big launch is a conversation on Environmental Activism between Michael & Jesse Paris Smith. Watch here.
We were all saddened to learn of Tom Gray’s passing this past weekend. For those who weren’t familiar with Tom’s work, he was the lead singer and keyboardist of Atlanta’s The Brains who R.E.M. supported on a couple of occasions in the early days
“For all of us in R.E.M., the Velvets were one of the most significant musical moments in American history.” – Michael In an article published today by the LA Times, Michael talks about the indelible impression the Velvet Underground made on him as a teenager as well as the influence Lou Reed’s groundbreaking band had … Continued
About a year ago, a few weeks before the 2020 election, Jason Isbell tweeted this: “If Biden wins Georgia I’m gonna make a charity covers album of my favorite Georgia songs
Our latest offering from the upcoming New Adventures In Hi-Fi 25th anniversary reissue is an acoustic version of “New Test Leper.”
“I was writing a lot before the pandemic, which kind of put things on hold, but now I’m back at it. It’s different, writing the music myself, rather than having Peter, Mike and Bill write it for me. But I’ve been working with a great singer-songwriter named Andy LeMaster, and having a really fun time. … Continued
As the latest installment in New Adventures in Hi-Def, the official music video for band favorite track “How The West Was Won and Where It Got Us” has been newly remastered!
Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Bookstore will host an online conversation between Michael and photographer/street artist JR on October 10, 2pm EDT/8PM CEST.
Mike & Bertis were guests on the Walker Webcast earlier this week where they talked with host Willy Walker about the band’s “journey from Athens, Georgia to the world stage, building a business and iconic brand, the inspiration behind various hit songs, and much more.” Watch the in-depth, fascinating conversation on the Walker and Dunlop YouTube … Continued
In January of 1992, in between the release of Out Of Time and the recording of Automatic For The People, the band visited Paraguay with some friends and colleagues to check out some of the work being done to preserve natural lands hunted by indigenous Aché people.
Check the latest cover story at The Bitter Southerner, Issue No 2. In “Michael Stipe is Present,” Michael and writer David Peisner meet up to talk about Michael’s life as an artist, his new book and how he’s feeling about a lot of things these days. Kyle Tibbs Jones of the magazine posted: … Continued
“Be Mine (Mike on Bus version)” is available to stream/download now! Taken from the upcoming 25th anniversary edition of New Adventures in Hi-Fi (releasing October 29), Mike reflects on this early demo recording “I think it’s actually better than the one on the record…. It had a lot more feeling and a lot more soul, … Continued