So, anyone else looking forward to the new album? Or any R.E.M.-fans in general here?
1)Living Well Is The Best Revenge
3)Supernatural Superserious (1st single, out mid february)
7)Until The Day Is Done
9)Sing For The Submarine
10)Horse To Water
11)I’m Gonna DJ
With the release date of R.E.M.'s 14th studio album scheduled for April 1, 2008, the band will countdown to the release with a new video teaser every day from January 1.
The site NinetyNights.com will feature a daily video of 30-60 second duration produced by Vincent Moon (Arcade Fire, The National).
ye, im waiting for it, of course not as much as for the new u2 album (come one, please give us a date). the last song of the new alumm "im gonna DJ" can be found in the new live album they released recently and actully it's pretty bad in my opinion.
Yep, I'm gonna DJ was a live stable for a while now, it may not be there best song ever, but the lyrics aren't too bad and it was fun live.
A review from bilboard.com:
R.E.M. Rocks Hard On New 'Accelerate'
January 25, 2008, 10:55 AM ET
Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
After two consecutive albums dominated by mid-tempo fare, R.E.M. gets back to its stripped-down, fast-paced rock roots on "Accelerate," due April 1 via Warner Bros. The 11-track set, which gets in and out in a lightning-quick 34 minutes and change, is led by the single "Supernatural Superserious."
Opener "Living Well's the Best Revenge" sets the tone, with a prominent lead guitar figure from Peter Buck, thumping, melodic bass lines and backing vocals from Mike Mills and a rapid stream of lyrics from frontman Michael Stipe. The track almost seems like a musical cousin to "Just a Touch" from 1986's "Life's Rich Pageant."
The up-tempo approach extends to "Supernatural Superserious," a video for which was shot earlier this week on Manhattan's Lower East Side. "You realize your fantasies are dressed up in travesties / enjoy yourself with no regrets," Stipe instructs on the track, which should hit radio sometime next month.
Elsewhere, "Hollow Man" begins as a piano ballad but quickly morphs into a revved-up chorus, while "Horse To Water" is a noisy, angular rocker with the unmistakable stamp of R.E.M.'s pre-major label days.
Among the slower departures are "Houston," which is vaguely reminiscent of the vintage "Swan Swan H," and the politically charged "Until the Day Is Done" ("The verdict is dire / the country's in ruins," Stipe sings).
A number of the "Accelerate" tracks were premiered last summer during "working rehearsal" shows in Dublin. The album was produced by Jacknife Lee, best known for his work with Snow Patrol and U2.
01. 28. 08
R.E.M. TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA IN SUPPORT OF ACCELERATE
R.E.M. will tour North America this May and June in support of Accelerate, their new record which is set to be released on April 1. The band will be joined on the North American tour by Modest Mouse and The National. Please stay tuned to remhq.com for more details.
23--Vancouver--Deer Lake Park
29--Los Angeles--Hollywood Bowl
31--Berkeley--The Greek Theatre
03--Denver--Red Rocks Amphitheatre
10--Raleigh--Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
11--Washington, DC--Merriweather Post Pavilion
13--Boston--Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
14--Long Island--Jones Beach Theater
18--Philadelphia--Mann Center for the Performing Arts
19--New York City--TBA
I can't wait to get this! I hear they are going back to more of there rock roots so that will make for an overall great album. I like the song I'm Gonna DJ since the lyrics are dark but the music at least is upbeat I think. If the rumors are true I also can't wait for U2's new one as well.
"You write a song because something hurts. I mean if you look at social change within America, that came from the Delta areas, the plantations or wherever. A lot of the change in America is rooted in blues music; that was what people listened to. It was the protest music of the time."
- Adam Clayton
did you know
Based on the hymn "Veni, veni, Emmanuel", the song "White as Snow" describes the last thoughts of a dying soldier in Afghanistan.