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/
Tagged: R.E.M.

Comments:Add a Comment 
BMDrummer
June 6th 2014
9898 Comments


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

CK
June 6th 2014
4951 Comments


Strange? I think you meant boring

CK
June 6th 2014
4951 Comments


[double post]

BMDrummer
June 6th 2014
9898 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
6144 Comments


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

Digging: The Smith Street Band - South East Facing Wall

someguest
June 6th 2014
21390 Comments


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

Digging: Pet Shop Boys - Please

JohnXDoesn't
June 7th 2014
1287 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
397 Comments


@someguest

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

JohnTheSavage
June 7th 2014
34 Comments


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

Digging: Keluar - Vitreum

someguest
June 9th 2014
21390 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 NEWS

Modest Mouse release the first si..
Korn vs Type 1 Diabetes
Marilyn Manson reveals Deep Six
Periphery drops another song
New Enter Shikari video
Kendrick Lamar performs new track
Enslaved detail upcoming album, a..
Chief Keef & Kanye West collabora..
Fall Out Boy debut new video
Imagine Dragons release new single


OTHER RECENT NEWS

Stonebride drop new album
Incubus reveal upcoming releases
SUMAC premiere new song
Morbid Angel working on new mater..
Prognathe stream new album
The new Colour Haze record is out
Methadone Skies unveil new LP
Astrokraut stream debut album
Sekte stream debut album
Fair to Midland side project anno..
New Ensiferum album
Whalerider stream debut album
Apex Shrine stream debut LP
Alimony release new song
CHON sign to Sumerian Records

» see all news

RELATED REVIEWS
R.E.M.
Complete Rarities - Warner Bros. 1988-2011
R.E.M.
Complete Rarities - I.R.S. 1982-1987
R.E.M.
Unplugged 2001
R.E.M.
Unplugged 1991
R.E.M.
Part Lies Part Heart Part Truth...
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