Tag: Collapse Into Now

R.E.M. releases James Franco-directed video for ‘Blue,’ featuring Lindsay Lohan

R.E.M. releases James Franco-directed video for ‘Blue,’ featuring Lindsay Lohan

Seemingly out of the, uh, blue, R.E.M. this week debuted a music video for the song “Blue” off swan song ‘Collapse into Now.’ The clip, posted here, is directed by actor James Franco and features a hodge-podge of visual imagery, including shots of Lindsay Lohan.

Readers Poll 2011: Best albums of the year

Readers Poll 2011: Best albums of the year

As 2011 quickly winds to an end, we’re happy to roll out our fourth and final days’ worth of results from our second-annual Slicing Up Eyeballs Readers Poll, in which nearly 500 of you cast ballots for your favorite music of the year. Today, we bring you the big one: The best albums of 2011.

R.E.M. to release first-ever greatest-hits set spanning IRS, Warner Bros. years

R.E.M. to release first-ever greatest-hits set spanning IRS, Warner Bros. years

The now-defunct R.E.M. will release its first-ever career-spanning greatest-hits collection — ‘Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011’ — in November, and Rolling Stone reports the set will include “a handful of tracks” recorded earlier this year.

R.E.M., 1980-2011: Genre-defining college rock band breaks up after 31 years

R.E.M., 1980-2011: Genre-defining college rock band breaks up after 31 years

R.E.M. — the iconic college-rock band that soared to major-label uperstardom in the late ’80s and early ’90s before suffering the loss of a key original member — announced today that it has ‘decided to call it a day as a band’ after 31 years together.

Contest: Win an R.E.M. ‘IRS years’ prize pack — featuring 5 ’80s-era CDs and 2 LPs

Contest: Win an R.E.M. ‘IRS years’ prize pack — featuring 5 ’80s-era CDs and 2 LPs

To help celebrate the release of R.E.M.’s latest album ‘Collapse Into Now,’ the folks at EMI Music — who now control the band’s classic college-rock output on I.R.S. Records — have provided us with a 5CD/2LP prize pack to award to a lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs reader.

New releases: R.E.M., The Primitives, KMFDM, Blancmange, The Mission, X’s Exene Cervenka

New releases: R.E.M., The Primitives, KMFDM, Blancmange, The Mission, X’s Exene Cervenka

This week’s new releases include brand-new albums from R.E.M. (‘Collapse Into Now’), Blancmange (‘Blanc Burn’) and Exene Cervenka (‘The Excitement of Maybe’), plus a new EP from The Primitives, two mid-period reissues from The Mission and a new KMFDM single.

Stream R.E.M.’s ‘Collapse Into Now’ in full

Stream R.E.M.’s ‘Collapse Into Now’ in full

Much of R.E.M.’s new album has been intentionally leaked by the band over the past two months, but now — one week before ‘Collapse Into Now’ actually arrives in stores — you can hear the whole thing, streaming here.

R.E.M. readies 25th anniversary reissue of ‘Lifes Rich Pageant’ with ‘lots of demos’

R.E.M. readies 25th anniversary reissue of ‘Lifes Rich Pageant’ with ‘lots of demos’

While R.E.M. is busy promoting its forthcoming new album ‘Collapse Into Now,’ the band will continue its reissue series with the release later this year of an expanded 25th anniversary edition of 1986’s ‘Lifes Rich Pageant.’

Video: R.E.M., ‘Mine Smell Like Honey’ played live at Berlin’s Hansa Tonstudios

The R.E.M. pre-release train keeps on rolling, as the band this week released a new live-in-the-studio performance — filmed at Berlin’s famed Hansa Tonstudios — of ‘Collapse Into Now’ single ‘Mine Smell Like Honey.’

Video: R.E.M., ‘Discoverer’

Video: R.E.M., ‘Discoverer’

Just days after releasing the Buster Keaton-inspired video for lead single ‘Mine Smell Like Honey,’ R.E.M. slipped out a second video this week from the forthcoming ‘Collapse Into Now’: a live-in-the-studio take on album opener ‘Discoverer.’

Video: R.E.M., ‘Mine Smell Like Honey’

As promised last week, R.E.M. today premiered its first music video from the forthcoming ‘Collapse Into Now’: a clip for radio single ‘Mine Smell Like Honey.’

Video: R.E.M.’s ‘Oh My Heart,’ live in studio

Video: R.E.M.’s ‘Oh My Heart,’ live in studio

On Friday, R.E.M. continued its pre-release build-up for the forthcoming ‘Collapse Into Now,’ providing Stereogum with this live-in-the-studio video of the band performing ‘Oh My Heart’ at Berlin’s famed Hansa Tonstudios.

Stream: R.E.M., ‘Überlin’; plus, band says it won’t tour behind ‘Collapse Into Now’

Stream: R.E.M., ‘Überlin’; plus, band says it won’t tour behind ‘Collapse Into Now’

Another week, another song emerges off R.E.M.’s upcoming ‘Collapse Into Now’: This time, it’s track 3 off the album, ‘Überlin,’ which is being pushed as a single in Europe.

Stream: R.E.M., ‘Mine Smell Like Honey,’ fourth new track off ‘Collapse Into Now’

Stream: R.E.M., ‘Mine Smell Like Honey,’ fourth new track off ‘Collapse Into Now’

With three tracks off R.E.M.’s forthcoming ‘Collapse Into Now’ — already having made it onto the web, the band today announced the first radio single off the album: the rocker ‘Mine Smell Like Honey.’ Hear it here.