blind spots

Snail Mail Listens To R.E.M.’s 'Automatic For the People' For the First Time

Welcome to Blind Spots, in which we force some of our favorite artists to finally check out the most famous albums they've never heard.
Josh Terry
New music

Listen to Another Great, Unreleased R.E.M. Cut, “Devil Rides Backwards"

It's taken from the deluxe reissue of 'Automatic for the People,' due out later this month.
Alex Robert Ross
Festivals 2017

Michael Stipe to Unveil Rare Audio-Visual Installation at Moogfest

The former R.E.M. frontman is busy creating something special ahead of the ever-inventive festival this May.
Noisey Staff
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Let This Video of Michael Stipe Singing ‘Happy Birthday’ To Patti Smith Warm Your Cold, Black Heart

The REM frontman joined Patti onstage in Chicago with cake and confetti and it’s adorable.
Lauren O'Neill
Holy Shit

Listen to “Despierta,” the First Track from Sleater-Kinney and R.E.M. Supergroup Filthy Friends

It’s the latest anti-Trump track from the '30 Days, 30 Songs' project and Corin Tucker slays it.
Alex Robert Ross
Noisey News

Listen to R.E.M.’s Long-Unheard “Losing My Religion” Demo

There’s some new lyrics to remind you that, yes, you love R.E.M. and, yes, that’s just fine.
Alex Robert Ross

We Talk to R.E.M.'s Mike Mills About Big Star's Enduring Legacy

Big Star have long been cult favorites—romanticized, pillaged, beloved—and this new 69-track boxset is another chance to gorge.
Jonathan Valania
Noisey News

Musicians Are Taking a Stand Against Donald Trump with '30 Days, 30 Songs" Series

Artists include R.E.M., Aimee Mann, Thao Nguyen, and more.
Noisey Staff
New music

R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe Performs David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold the World" and It's a Proper Tribute

A tribute concert to David Bowie will take place this weekend at New York City's Radio City Music Hall.
Noisey Staff
Internet Exploring

Michael Stipe's Instagram is an Artistic Masterpiece

The R.E.M frontman’s account is the work of a digital auteur on a voyage of self-discovery.
Sean Stanley
Objectively Correct Lists

The 13 Worst Songs from the 90s

Real 90s kids will hate these songs.
Noisey Staff

Line & Circle Channel Early R.E.M. in the Best Way Possible on Their New EP Stream

Stream their new EP in full.
Noisey Staff