Former R.E.M. Singer's New Track
2014-06-06 by Alex Carlson | 10 Comments

Former R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe has released a new song, his first release since R.E.M. disbanded in 2011. The song was created as a complementary soundscape for
the film The Cold Lands, a feature created by Stipe's long-time friend Tom Gilroy.

The three-minute track mixes steady rhythms with melodic synths, distorted electronics and even a little bit of mandolin, but contains no vocals.

It may not be the expected follow-up from one of the godfathers of alternative rock, but...it's music from Michael Stipe, take it or leave it.

Check out the track's debut on Salon.com:
http://www.salon.com/2014/06/04/michael_stipes_the_cold_lands_soundtrack_his_first _new_music_since_r_e_m_s_disbandment/

Twitter

Band Page: R.E.M.

Comments:Add a Comment 
BMDrummer
June 6th 2014

6232 Comments


Will check later, although R.E.M.'s later stuff is kind of strange so I don't know what to expect.

Digging: J Mascis - Tied to a Star

CK
June 6th 2014

4910 Comments


Strange? I think you meant boring

CK
June 6th 2014

4910 Comments


[double post]

BMDrummer
June 6th 2014

6232 Comments


Yeah, but it's still strange for them. Even my dad can admit he doesn't like their later stuff.

StallionMang
June 6th 2014

5449 Comments


Yeah R.E.M. started sounding really lethargic toward the end of their career (except maybe on Accelerate)

Digging: Morning Effort - I heard you the first time, it just wasn't funny

someguest
June 6th 2014

20393 Comments


There should have been a Stipeulation where he couldn't do solo albums after REM disbanded.

JohnXDoesn't
June 7th 2014

1267 Comments


rem ended with an unfortunate thud. their drummer left and they decided they just couldn't continue as before without him! which was pretentious imo but that was the attitude. so they made the "Up" album. an album without a drummer on it, essentially. how the hell are you gonna be a rock 'n roll band without a drummer?

then came Reveal. more accessible then Up but still coming off like REM lite. then came Around The Sun. this album they thought was going to be another Automatic For The People. they meant to do it, and when the recording was done they were sure they had. it was mediocre, at best. and yeah, boring. by the time they got some swagger back for Accelerate it was all but lost

big thing was expectations, too. they had just signed a new record deal. one of the biggest in history! and they deliver shit thereafter

PostMesmeric
June 7th 2014

360 Comments


@someguest

I guess Gilroy paid him a big Stipend check to make music for his film.

JohnTheSavage
June 7th 2014

5 Comments


Huh. Not expecting this to be good but what I hated about the last few albums was how safe they sounded, so ...

someguest
June 9th 2014

20393 Comments


@someguest

I guess Gilroy paid him a big Stipend check to make music for his film.


lol

well played



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





MOST VIEWED
Robert Plant streams new album
Counting Crows stream new LP
Darkspace album teaser
New Curren$y EP
New Primitive Man Track
Deftones Album Details
Misha Mansoor reveals new tracks
Glenn Cornick passes away
Barrow and Oddczar stream split
Stream The Vines new LP

OTHER RECENT NEWS
Kamijo's New Album Details
Billy Talent's Greatest Hits
Tricky streams new material
Scarlet release new song
Perceptionist stream debut album
Emeth drop new single
Morgoth stream new song
Falling Up create Kickstarter cam..
Fifth Harmony details debut LP
New The World is a Beautiful Plac..
In Flames preview Siren Charms
Earth Rot stream new album
New Thrown to the Sun song
Mark Lanegan streams new song
Requiem album info

» see all news

RELATED REVIEWS
R.E.M.
Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth...
R.E.M.
Collapse Into Now
R.E.M.
R.E.M. Live From Austin, TX [DVD]
R.E.M.
Live at the Olympia
R.E.M.
Accelerate
FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy