Throwback to 1983 (in an odd fashion)


In the R.E.M. world, this is definitely one of the oddest things ever— look what it is from— a band from 1983 (the year of Murmur on IRS Records): http://bit.ly/2RfLCpS From Youtube— in a very weird way, not bad, given that it is 35 years and about 15 years before the band got a website, … Continued

Listen to Part 3 of the R.E.M. At The BBC Podcast


uDiscover Music is exclusively hosting the final part in our podcast series based around R.E.M.’s Live At The BBC collection. The show features further selections from performances for the BBC in their later years together and, in another exclusive, archive interview material with Michael Stipe and Peter Buck. Both discuss the group’s songwriting process, while Buck also … Continued

PopMatters premieres Part 1 of R.E.M. At The BBC Podcast Series


From PopMatters.com: Recently PopMatters reviewed R.E.M.’s live recordings from the BBC, which Craft Recordings gathered together in a glorious set that made our list of the 21 Best Album Re-Issues of 2018. Kevin Korber wrote, “what’s striking is how the collection shows an appreciation for R.E.M.’s unheralded later material, which had a more receptive audience in Europe than … Continued

Peter Checks in with Update on New Eyelids Record


Hey this is Peter.  I’m in the studio with one of my favorite bands, Eyelids.  As you might remember I produced their last record, “Or.” This recording is a super exciting experience because the lyricist is Larry Beckett who is not only a published poet but co-writer of many of Tim Buckley’s greatest songs.  He’s written … Continued

Limited Print by Michael to Support the Arts


HELLO EVERYONE and happy end of 2018!!! Below you will find a link to a photographic print that I have made, in an edition of 25, to support the great work of PARTICIPANT INC, a not-for-profit gallery in NYC. Each print is stamped on the front with the name of the gallery, and signed verso. … Continued

A Quick Look Back at R.E.M.'s Final Concert


Today is the 10th anniversary of the band’s last-ever live performance. On this night, the guys performed 26 songs at the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City. The clip we’ve shared here features the entire encore from the conclusion of the 2008 Accelerate Tour: “Supernatural Superserious,” “Losing My Religion,” “I Believe,” “Country Feedback,” “LIfe And How … Continued

Early murmurs of Monster, part 1


A year from #Monster25 but the anniversary of that period’s already started for me and my memory bank— right about 25 years ago, we went down to Mexico to have the inevitable discussion we had to have— tour next record (which didn’t exist yet but some songs were in the works)? …Warners, for whom the … Continued

Mills-McDuffie Concerto Slated for Buffalo This Weekend


Mike and Robert McDuffie are in Buffalo this weekend for concerto performances Friday and Saturday with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Visit this link for show info, tickets, and other details. http://bit.ly/millmcbuffalo

Peter, Scott, & Ben Gibbard Team Up For Minus 5 Track


Check out the video premiere of The Minus 5’s new song “Christmas in Antarctica” performed by Scott, Peter, Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie (lead vocals and co-writing) and Joe Adragna on drums. Watch “Christmas In Antarctica” Here

Peter, Scott, & Ben Gibbard Team Up For Minus 5 Track


Check out the video premiere of The Minus 5’s new song “Christmas in Antarctica” performed by Scott, Peter, Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie (lead vocals and co-writing) and Joe Adragna on drums. Watch “Christmas In Antarctica” Here