Video Flashback: Michael Reads From Dr. King’s Strength To Love

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.” – MLK Jr. (1963)   On this day in which we remember and honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we wanted to share this video of Michael reading selections from Dr. … Continued

Update on Death Cab For Cutie’s The Georgia E.P.

Death Cab For Cutie released The Georgia E.P. covers compilation of songs by Georgia artists (including “Fall On Me”) back in December in an effort to support Fair Fight Action. The EP was a tremendous success and raised over $100,000. Today, the band just announced that their compilation is streaming on all music platforms and … Continued

Happy Birthday Michael!

Join us on R.E.M. social media channels and wish Michael a happy birthday in the comments.   photo: David Belisle    

Happy 2021!

Our best wishes to everyone for a very happy 2021. This year-in-review image was shared by Jason Munoz of R.E.M. Friends Costa Rica. Thanks Jason! In the meantime, keep your eyes on in the coming weeks and if you haven’t already, be sure to follow the band on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.    

Georgia Comes Alive This Saturday

The lineup has already topped 50 artists for the Georgia Comes Alive Virtual Festival taking place this Saturday December 26th. Mike Mills will perform with NC’s BIG Something. Georgia Comes Alive is a one-day virtual music festival to help get out the vote in the upcoming runoff elections by supporting local grassroots organizations Georgia Coalition for the … Continued

Thank You GA: A Conversation with Michael Stipe & Helen Butler

Our thanks to Helen Butler of GA Coalition for the People’s Agenda for joining Michael for such an insightful conversation earlier today about all the coalition is doing to help ensure people can vote and have their voices heard in Georgia. ​Watch the video conversation. To learn more about the group and to offer your … Continued

NFL’s Colts and R.E.M. Team Up to “Kick the Stigma”

The NFL’s Indianapolis Colts have a new PSA, “Kicking the Stigma,” featuring R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts.” The PSA is part of the Colt’s initiative to help reduce the stigma around mental illness. One in five US adults suffer from some form of mental health disorder. Check out the PSA here.

Happy Birthday Mike!

Sending out happy birthday wishes to Mike Mills who was born on Dec. 17, 1958.    

Death Cab For Cutie’s “The Georgia EP” Out Today

Death Cab For Cutie’s THE GEORGIA E.P., a brand-new collection of five covers of songs by some of their favorite artists “from the great state of Georgia” is out TODAY. The E.P. will be available on Bandcamp for 24 hours only starting at 12:01am PT. 100% of net proceeds will be donated to Fair Fight … Continued

Contribute to the Palapa Society Through Today For Microsoft Match

Today concludes Microsoft’s initiative to match contributions to @palapasocietyoftodossantos, an organization near and dear to Peter’s heart. Thanks so much to all who have contributed. There’s still time to make a donation, if you’re considering it.

Merge Records Releases Georgia-Centric Covers Compilation to Support GA Democratic Candidates

The good people at Merge Records have released Going to Georgia, a compilation of Merge Records artists performing Georgia-centric music to support the state’s Democratic candidates in their upcoming Senate runoff election. There’s a lot of great music here including two R.E.M. tracks: Will Butler’s take on “Electrolite” and The Orbiting Human Circus’s twist on “The … Continued