R.E.M. – “It Happened Today” & “Oh My Heart”

rem-collapse-into-now
Listen to our FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2014. Make sure you don't miss any tunes: FOLLOW US ON TWITTER.

Last month, we received word that rock giants R.E.M. would be releasing their fifteenth studio album this year, entitled Collapse Into Now. The band has all ready debuted the opening track, “Discover,” and have just provided two more previews for our listening pleasure. “It Happened Today,” featuring Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, sounds like classic R.E.M., an inspirational rock ditty where frontman Michael Stipe croons and moans like he did on 1991’s classic Out Of Time. “Oh My Heart” is a quiet, impassioned ballad, a tribute to the brass and folklore of New Orleans, with production from longtime associate, Jacknife Lee. Collapse Into Now comes out March 8 in North America via Warner, and features cameos from Peaches and Patti Smith. Listen to the two new songs below:


“It Happened Today”

Listen to “Oh My Heart” at NPR.

What did you think?
 11  5  4  0
rap-monument
News

Raekwon, Killer Mike, Pusha T, Danny Brown, YG, Action Bronson, Young Thug, and more show up.

dan deacon unedited footage of bear
Videos

He also makes a quick cameo as a detective.

oneohtrix_point_never
Music

“Bubs” is a collaboration with PC Music’s A.G. Cook.

male-bonding-20141
Music

Another new track to follow up last week’s “A Kick To The Face.”

DAngelo Black Messiah
Favorite Albums

Fifteen years after Voodoo, better than ever.

charli-xcx-sucker-608x608
Reviews

Charlotte Aitchison’s second LP is a warhead, a sonic sour bomb that conceals sneering attitude and caustic kiss-offs beneath an initially shimmering pop sheen.

King Kendrick Lamar
Videos

From his still-unannounced new album, featuring Thundercat, Bilal and production from Astronote.

pond
Music

Our next sample from Man, It Feels Like Space Again.

charlixcx-letterman-rostam
Videos

With help from Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij and an amazing piano.