December 15, 2010 Imagine Michael Stipe in a Santa suit -- because Christmas has come early for R.E.M. fans!
On Wednesday, the Athens, GA, indie forefathers offered a present: "Discoverer," the opening track off their fifteenth studio album, Collapse Into Now (out March 8). Download the track for free -- well, in exchange for your email address -- at the band's website.
So, is it keeper... or a holiday sweater from grandma?
Definitely the former. …