Indie Exclusive Arthur Buck Vinyl

Arthur Buck fans: Check out the indie exclusive vinyl! Visit your local record store next Friday to secure a copy of this limited edition indie-only vinyl or follow the indie option to pre-order with your local store.

Tune In to Newtown Radio Tonight for some R.E.M. Talk (7-9 pm)

Hey radio listeners: tune in to tonight from 7-9 pm EDT where DJ John Everhart and Bensonhurst band BIG BAND and ELK City of NYC will devote tonight’s show to R.E.M. Athens’ very own Vanessa Briscoe Hay of Pylon Reenactment Society to talk about the band, along with Mitchell Blake Easter and Richard X. Baluyut of Versus. Other special guests are expected to pop in and join … Continued

Arthur Buck LP Streaming at NPR Music’s First Listen

Exciting news for R.E.M. fans and fans of Joseph Arthur. The new album by Peter Buck and Joe Arthur (the duo is called Arthur Buck) is featured at NPR Music’s First Listen. You can stream the album in its entirety. Here’s an excerpt from the article at NPR: The first recorded collaboration between singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur and … Continued

Ethan Kaplan Reviews Michael’s New Photobook, Volume 1

Many of you will remember Ethan Kaplan who founded and ran the R.E.M. fan site,, for many years.  Ethan has had an illustrious career in the music industry working previously with Warner Bros. Records and Live Nation and currently with Fender where he is the General Manager and Chief Product Officer of their Digital … Continued

Tim Kelly’s Latest Look at R U Talking R.E.M. RE: Me?

Athenian Tim Kelly’s latest column about a podcast that’s about a band’s career in this week’s Flagpole; here he looks at Scott Aukerman and Adam Scott’s “deep dive” into Lifes Rich Pageant and Document. Have a READ

Michael’s Moogfest Recap

I was at MoogFest in Durham, NC, premiering and talking about video piece, portrait of French dancer Thibault Lac, titled ‘Thibault Dance’ and also talking about my new book, ‘Volume 1’, published by Damiani

Mike’s Interview with Kyle Meredith of COS

Mike discusses his work in the classical world, Scott Aukerman’s REM podcast, and how it’s a shame there isn’t a new R.E.M. record with COS’s Kyle Meredith:

Peter Buck: Studio Postcard from Arthur Buck Rehearsals

Hey ya’ll. I just spent the last few days rehearsing with Scott, Joe, Linda and Greg, the members of Arthur Buck. The new record will be out in June, and Joe and I have written some new songs for the tour, which will happen in September and beyond. This is us recording in my living … Continued