July 11, 2011
R.E.M. are already back in the studio working on a follow-up to Collapse Into Now, which was released in March. Michael Stipe revealed the news in a post on Jane Pratt's new site XOJane. No details about when new music will be released, but the group are free agents after completing their contract with longtime label Warner Bros.
Check out a previously unreleased Elliott Smith song titled "The Real Estate" over at Pitchfork. …