R.E.M.’s reissue campaign celebrating the 25th anniversaries of the its albums continues with the expanded reissue of Up, the band’s first post-Bill Berry album.
This week’s new releases include vinyl reissues from R.E.M., Catherine Wheel, The Stone Roses and The Ocean Blue, plus a new album from The B-52s’ Cindy Wilson.
Scott McCaughey and Peter Buck seemingly have been joined at the musical hip since McCaughey started his tenure as a R.E.M. sideman in the mid-’90s.
This week’s new releases include two titles apiece reissued on vinyl by R.E.M. and The Beat Farmers, plus a 4CD collection from The Stranglers.
R.E.M.’s 1994 single “Strange Currencies” features prominently — and repeatedly — in the new second season of FX’s hit streaming show “The Bear.”
When Steve Birmingham launched “The Dewey Berger Show” on Minneapolis public-access TV in 1994, he conducted his first sit-down interview with Bob Stinson.
Craft Recordings this summer will reissue two of R.E.M.’s out-of-print latter-era albums on heavyweight audiophile vinyl in both black and color pressings.
Michael Stipe has released a handful of new songs over the last few years, and he adds to that small but growing collection of solo material with “Give Me a Hand.”
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the release of R.E.M.’s iconic first album Murmur, a record that’s widely considered among the best rock debuts.
The story of of one of college rock’s most foundational bands is told anew in John Hunter’s hefty biography “Maps and Legends: The Story of R.E.M.”
A new 10-part podcast series from California public radio mainstay KCRW celebrates ’80s college-rock era host Deirdre O’Donoghue and her archive of in-studio performances.
The new label Propeller Sound Recordings next month will release a 23-song compilation of rare and obscure early material from jangle-pop progenitors The dB’s.
R.E.M. will continue its deluxe album reissue series this fall with an expanded 25th anniversary edition of New Adventures in Hi-Fi, the record the band made while touring 1995’s Monster and the final LP recorded before co-founder Bill Berry left the band. Full details and tracklists right here.