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Wednesday, 15 December 2010 11:09

March Discovers R.E.M.'s Collapse With Free DownloadR.E.M. is set to release its new album Collapse Into Now on March 7. The band has released the lead-track "Discoverer" as a free download from its official website. R.E.M. has further confirmed that the record will be available for iTunes pre-order on December 21. Listen to "Discoverer" here.

The release date of R.E.M.'s fifteenth studio album was reported by NME.

A feature on R.E.M and the making of the band's new album is also due to appear in the January edition of Q Magazine.

In the article, Peter Buck (guitar) and Mike Mills (bass and keyboards) talk about recording at the fabled Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin, the band's time in New Orleans during the making of Collapse Into Now, how the album got its name, and about the guests who appear on the new record.

R.E.M. spent the summer in Hansa Studios, Berlin, where David Bowie recorded his landmark Heroes album in 1977 and U2 reinvented themselves with Achtung Baby.

“Great records were made there and I’m sure horrible records were made there, too,” Buck joked. “But you think about the good ones.”

Following on from 2008 album Accelerate, the trio were keen to stretch their sonic range for its follow-up.

“With Accelerate, we wanted to make a statement,” Mills said. “With this record, there were no rules.”

In Berlin, dining out nightly on “wurst of every kind,” Buck and Mills resisted the pull of the city’s nightlife, while frontman Michael Stipe hit the bars and clubs. Stipe hung out with electronic artist and city resident Peaches and saw Pearl Jam, persuading the former to contribute guest vocals on propulsive rocker "Alligator Aviator Autopilot Antimatter," and Pearl Jam's frontman, Eddie Vedder, to sing on the driving "It Happened Today."

Preliminary sessions for Collapse Into Now began at The Music Shed in New Orleans in November 2009. Buck had visited the city only five months after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

“Five months after, it was a ghost town,” he said. “You’d hear gunshots at night. After six at night, the front door of the hotel would be locked and guarded by a guy with a gun. This time, it’s really come back. The music scene is really happening. It still has the same vibe.” R.E.M. captured the local musical flavour in album track "Oh My Heart."

"Discoverer" is the opening track on the record, "All The Best" is, according to Mills, a “balls-to-the-wall rocker” in the classic style of R.E.M., and "Walk It Back" was written following an after-hours party in New Orleans.

“We listened back to it a week later,” Buck admitted, “And we said, It’s kind of fucked-up in a whole lot of ways, but we couldn’t better it.”

Overdubs and mixing by Accelerate co-producer Jacknife Lee took place at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, an old haunt of R.E.M.’s since the early 80's. "Godmother of New York Punk" and former R.E.M. collaborator Patti Smith flew in to add her voice to brooding closer "Blue." The final lyrics lend the album its title.

“Naming the thing is always the hardest,” Buck explained. “Patti was looking at the lyric sheet and she said, How about Collapse Into Now? So Patti named it and you’ve gotta go with what Patti says.”

“I think it’s probably as good as anything we’ve ever done,” Mills commented on the album. “It’s got the energy of Accelerate, but it’s much more diverse in the same sense that Automatic For The People was diverse.”

“We’ve never made a record that has 12 songs as good as this,” Buck concluded. “I don’t think we’ve been as excited about a record in the last 20 years.”

Excusing frontman Michael Stipe from the interview, Q Magazine explained that he was "currently in one of his habitual 'non-interview modes'."

Album title: Collapse Into Now
Recorded: Hansa Studios, Berlin; The Music Shed, New Orleans; Blackbird Studios, Nashville
Producer: Jacknife Lee
Release date: March 7, 2011
The tracklisting: Collapse Into Now

01. Discoverer
02. All The Best
03. Uberlin
04. Oh My Heart
05. It Happened Today
06. Every Day Is Yours To Win
07. Mine Smell Like Honey
08. Walk It Back
09. Alligator Aviator Autopilot Antimatter
10. That Someone Is You
11. Me, Marlon Brando, Marlon Brando and I
12. Blue

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 December 2010 14:08
 

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(Reuters) - "Lost" may have just ended its six-season run, but one of the TV show's stars is now immortalized on the new album by rock band Weezer.

A headshot of Jorge Garcia, the larger-than-life comic actor who played Hugo "Hurley" Reyes on the castaway series, adorns the cover of the band's upcoming eighth album. The band went one step further, and called the album "Hurley."

"The important thing was that we wanted that picture of Jorge Garcia face on the cover with no words," frontman Rivers Cuomo said in an email to Reuters. "So we just figured that everyone was going to call it Hurley, so that's how it came to be called Hurley."

The album, due in stores on September 14, marks the band's debut for Los Angeles indie punk label Epitaph Records after a 16-year stint on Universal Music Group's Geffen Records label when it enjoyed such hits as "Buddy Holly," "Beverly Hills" and "We Are all on Drugs."

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