Recordstoreday.com is premiering the live video for “Alligator_Aviator_Autopilot_Antimatter” (Live At Hansa Studios) at their site today. Bertis gave the good people at Recordstoreday.com the following details about the footage: “The back story is that the film was recorded on the band’s last day of recording in Berlin– at the famed Hansa Studio where Bowie, Eno, U2 and many others have made great records. The guys played all the songs that were finished to date, and it was all captured on film by Lance Bangs and Dominic DeJoseph, and on tape by Jacknife Lee and his production team. That room, like Berlin, just reeks of history and the mood and ambiance really shows through in the film rendition of ALLIGATOR.”
Remember that in less than a week, participating independent record stores are the ONLY place to get R.E.M. THREE: First Three Singles from Collapse Into Now, a special three 7″ set made exclusively for Record Store Day featuring “Mine Smells Like Honey,” “Uberlin,” and “Oh My Heart” from the new record, and three absolutely unreleased B-sides!