LaunchLeft Now: A Conversation with Michael Stipe & Jem Cohen

Check out Michael’s artist takeover as a host on the @LaunchLeft podcast with Jem Cohen whose impressive oeuvre includes videos for “Talk About The Passion,” “Belong,” “Country Feedback,” “Nightswimming,” “E-Bow The Letter,” & “Oh My Heart.” Listen here: Please be sure to rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast!

Video Flashback: Michael Reads From Dr. King’s Strength To Love

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.” – MLK Jr. (1963)   On this day in which we remember and honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we wanted to share this video of Michael reading selections from Dr. … Continued

Update on Death Cab For Cutie’s The Georgia E.P.

Death Cab For Cutie released The Georgia E.P. covers compilation of songs by Georgia artists (including “Fall On Me”) back in December in an effort to support Fair Fight Action. The EP was a tremendous success and raised over $100,000. Today, the band just announced that their compilation is streaming on all music platforms and … Continued

Happy Birthday Michael!

Join us on R.E.M. social media channels and wish Michael a happy birthday in the comments.   photo: David Belisle    

Happy 2021!

Our best wishes to everyone for a very happy 2021. This year-in-review image was shared by Jason Munoz of R.E.M. Friends Costa Rica. Thanks Jason! In the meantime, keep your eyes on in the coming weeks and if you haven’t already, be sure to follow the band on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.