Apple Music Adds New R.E.M. Playlists

What a great way to begin the week! Two new R.E.M. playlists–one with “Essential” tracks, the other featuring “Deep Cuts”-– have been added to Apple Music. Deep Cuts: “R.E.M. were the rare rock band whose craftsmanship never wavered over the course of a three-decade career. While the propulsive jangle of the Murmur gem “Moral Kiosk” … Continued

The Bad Ends to Play Nuci’s Space Benefit, Sunday 11.27

This Sunday November 27th, new Athens, GA band The Bad Ends, featuring Mike Mantione of Five Eight and our own Bill Berry, will play its first mini-show as a part of this year’s Nuci’s Space benefit – Athens Uncovered Steeple Edition. The event will be held at Nuci’s Space, constructed near the former site of … Continued

Up to 30% off Music & Merch! Storewide Sale is Live Now

Visit the R.E.M. store now through Friday, Dec. 2nd, for up to 30% off storewide on LPs, CDs, merchandise and accessories. Everything is available at our U.S. store, shipping worldwide, via the button below (no code necessary, “Vault” items excluded):

Shiny Happy People: A Children’s Picture Book

Shiny Happy People is a heartwarming picture book whose story is told through the lyrics of the band’s joyful tune of the same name. “Shiny Happy People” appeared on the band’s 1991 album Out of Time, and the song reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. From the publisher: “With lyrics by … Continued

“A Dinner Date with Michael Stipe” – Departures Magazine

“I sat down to talk and eat with writer T. Cole Rachel at a favorite haunt (historically we call it ‘The Canteen’ we’ve eaten there so often). Via Carota is run by two great chefs and friends Rita and Jody. Most lively block in the west village after 10pm with Marie’s Crisis next door and … Continued

New Music from The Bad Ends with Bill Berry

NPR’s All Songs Considered has premiered the second single from The Bad Ends, “Thanksgiving 1915,” alongside its new video directed by Marc Pilvinsky. The video features Mike Mantione of Five Eight and our very own Bill Berry.   The Bad Ends segment begins around the 20:40 mark in the show’s audio, and the video is … Continued

Filthy Friends Prep for Three Pacific NW Shows

From Peter & Filthy Friends: “Rehearsal for the upcoming shows in Portland on the 18th & Seattle on the nineteenth and twentieth!”  Portland tickets: Seattle tickets:

The No Ones Christmas Single is Out Today

The No Ones, (Peter, Scott, Frode Strømstad, and Arne Kjelsrud Mathisen have a new song up now: “A Christmas Voice (I Don’t Want To Bring You Into This World)”:   Scott provides the backstory on the song:   “There’s something still alluring about creating new holiday hits.  But it’s all been said, right?  One … Continued

Michael Returns to Instagram

We’re excited to let everyone know that after a 4-year hiatus, Michael has made a return to Instagram. You can follow him at @michaelstipe at this link.    

Peter & Scott Record with Steve Barton & Steve Berlin

“Recently Scott McCaughey and I did a recording session for Steve Barton’s new record. I met Steve and Dave Scheff in 1982, I think. They were in the band Translator. We did a few shows with them and the Gang of Four that year. The session was produced by Steve Berlin. I met him in … Continued