With the release of the band’s new record just a few days away, we’ve got some very exciting news about a few opportunities for you to hear COLLAPSE INTO NOW in its entirety before the official release date. Spotify.com, NPR.org, and Rollingstone.com are hosting exclusive early listening parties on their sites this week.
SPOTIFY LISTENING PARTY FOR INTERNATIONAL FANS BEGINS TODAY, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH:
Starting today, Spotify Premium users in the UK, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, Norway, and Finland can listen to all twelve tracks of the record as part of Spotify’s exclusive early listening party. Go here for more information. In addition, Spotify will be giving away prizes including a Fender guitar signed by the band.
NPR EARLY LISTENING PARTY BEGINS TUESDAY, MARCH 1ST:
On March 1st at 2pm EST, NPR.org will host the U.S. online premiere of the new record. Tune into NPR’s exclusive stream and hear the album for the first time! You can also take part in a live chat with other R.E.M. fans. The following day, March 2nd, COLLAPSE INTO NOW will be featured in NPR’s “First Listen” series, so you can catch it there as well.
ROLLINGSTONE.COM LISTENING PARTY ON MARCH 4TH:
If you miss the previous two opportunities, rollingstone.com will also be streaming the new record on Friday, March 4th. Stay tuned for more details.
EARLY LISTENING PARTY FOR BRAZILIAN FANS
On Wednesday, March 2nd, an early listening party will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at Alberta #3, Avenida Sao Luis, 272, beginning at 10:00PM. Check out the flier at this link for more information.
FREE DOWNLOAD OFFERS FOR U.K. AND U.S.A.:
U.K. fans: you can download “Mine Smell Like Honey” for free on March 1st as part of the iTunes “Rediscover and Download” series. Go to iTunes Tuesday to receive the free download.
U.S. fans can download “Uberlin” for free on iTunes on March 1st as part of their “Rediscover and Download” series. Go to iTunes Tuesday to receive the free download.