Last week, REM frontman Michael Stipe sent us an at home message about taking care of ourselves which included a snippet of him singing It’s The End Of The World. This week, he has taken the at home performance to the next level. He has recorded a demo of him singing a new song called No Time For Love Like Now that he wrote with The National’s Aaron Dessner.
Watch a message from REM’s Michael Stipe about dealing with the Corona virus. He compliments his message with a few versus of It’s The End Of The World As We Know It, which has re-entered the charts due to it’s newfound relevance.
On this day in history (March 12, 1991), REM released their 7th studio album Out Of Time featuring the singles Losing My Religion, Shiny Happy People, Near Wild Heaven and Radio Song. This album transcended the band for a college rock / alternative band to international success with crossover pop appeal.
Michael Stipe has released his second solo single titled Drive To The Ocean. For all of 2020, all proceeds for the record will go to the Pathway To Paris charity – a non-profit organization dedicated to transitioning the world to 100% renewable energy
R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe performed as the opening act at a Patti Smith concert that took place at the newly reopened Webster Hall. In his brief 15 minute set, he performed two new songs – Your Capricious Soul and Drive To The Ocean.
More round 1 games to vote on in the B-sides tournament. This one features a bunch of powerhouse bands but we don’t expect many surprises in this set of games.
This weeks playlist features our favorite songs from the entire catalog of R.E.M; nearly 100 songs spanning from Chronic Town to Collapse Into Now.