BBC Sounds Interviews Mike

Check out Mike’s recent interview with Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie for BBC Sounds. In the interview, Mike shares his “First, Last and Everything – that’s the first record he owned, the most recent one he’s enjoyed and the record that means ‘everything’ to him. He discusses his love of Marvin Gaye’s music and remembers … Continued

Pitchfork Reviews NAIHF 25

“R.E.M.’s most unstable album never quite arrives in any one sound for more than a track at a time. Born of a chaotic and stressful tour, it translated not only the energy of their shows but the transience and unreality of life on the road.” – from Pitchfork’s 9.3/10 review of NAIHF 25 Read it here.

R.E.M. Cover Feature at Record Collector

“R.E.M. are on the cover of the new issue of RECORD COLLECTOR MAGAZINE. Michael and Mike looked back on the making of New Adventures In Hi-Fi for an extensive feature. The issue is out on November 4 and will be available HERE.

New Adventures 25 Release Day!

Today is the release day for the 25th Anniversary reissue of the band’s tenth studio album, New Adventures in Hi-Fi.

Available now to stream or download, the digital Deluxe Edition includes the complete newly remastered album, along with 13 B-sides and rarities.

One Week Out from New Adventures Reissue

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.

“New Test Leper” in Hi-Def

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. 

Jacobin Mag Interviews Michael

“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

Remembering Tom Gray

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

Michael Discusses the VU’s Impact (LA Times)

“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

Michael’s Q&A with BlackBirdSpyplane

“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

New Adventures In Hi-Def

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!