As we prepare to break for the holidays, we do so with much anticipation for an exciting 2011 and the release of COLLAPSE INTO NOW on March 7th/8th. Peter, Mike, and Michael and all of us here at REMHQ wish you and your family and friends the best for a memorable holiday season filled with cheer.

Here’s a quick recap of the last two weeks which included the release of the trailer for the new record, the offer of a free digital download of Discoverer (the opening track from CIN), and the iTunes pre-order which includes a download of CIN track It Happened Today:

collapse into now trailer

discoverer lyric video (click here to download Discoverer)

it happened today lyric video (click here to pre-order Collapse Into Now and get a download of It Happened Today)

Visit R.E.M.’s You Tube channel for more videos and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook in addition to remhq.com for all the latest.

And finally, be sure to check out Studio 360’s piece on Radio Free Europe which was selected to be included on the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress earlier this year as one of their annual recordings to be preserved for all time. There is also a bonus feature on R.E.M.’s first-ever performance at Tyrone’s O.C. in 1980.

See you in 2011!