Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, Peaches, Joel Gibb, Patti Smith and guitarist Lenny Kaye will all be featured on the forthcoming R.E.M. album Collapse Into Now. The band’s 15th studio album is scheduled for release March 8, 2011 and available for pre-order Dec. 21 on iTunes.
A free download of the single Discoverer from the new album is currently being offered on the band’s website at www.remhq.com
Collapse Into Now was recorded with producer Jacknife Lee in New Orleans, Nashville and at Berlin’s famous Hansa Studios where David Bowie, Nick Cave and Brian Eno have recorded. This is the band’s latest release since 2008’s Accelerate. And with a new album, perhaps will come a new tour in 2011.
R.E.M. celebrate 30 years as one of America’s most loved alternative bands transitioning from small town college favorites to internationally-known superstars. The Athens cult heroes critically acclaimed debut Murmur in 1983 drew stellar reviews. Rolling Stone’s Steve Pond called it a “intelligent, enigmatic, deeply involving album, it reveals a depth and cohesiveness to R.E.M. that the EP could only suggest. R.E.M. is clearly the important Athens band.”
The Collapse Into Now tracklisting is:
2. All the Best
4. Oh My Heart
5. It Happened Today (featuring Eddie Vedder)
6. Every Day Is Yours to Win
7. Mine Smell Like Honey
8. Walk It Back
9. Alligator Aviator Autopilot Antimatter (featuring Peaches and Lenny Kaye)
10. That Someone Is You
11. Me, Marlon Brando, Marlon Brando and I
12. Blue (featuring Patti Smith)