R.E.M. To Re-Issue Debut Single 'Radio Free Europe'

As part of their 40th anniversary celebrations...R.E.M. are set to re-issue their debut single 'Radio Free Europe'. The band formed in Atlanta, Georgia during the summer of 1979, playing ad hoc local shows at tiny venues. Gaining a following, they went into the studio with producer Mitch Easter - in reality, a space in his parents' garage - to record three songs. Initial versions of 'Sitting Still', 'White Tornado', and 'Radio Free Europe' were copied to about 400 self-produced cassette tapes, and handed out to clubs, journalists, and prospective labels. 'Radio Free Europe' was then given a full seven inch release on Hib-Tone in 1981, essentially kicking off the R.E.M. story. 40 years on, both the original seven inch and the fabled cassette will gain a full re-issue, four decades on from their release. The documents have never been re-issued before on any format, and this move marks the start of their 40th anniversary celebrations. Available from July July 23rd, you can pre-order them HERE. - - - Join us on the ad-free creative social network Vero, as we get under the skin of global cultural happenings. Follow Clash Magazine as we skip merrily between clubs, concerts, interviews and photo shoots. Get backstage sneak peeks, exclusive content and access to Clash Live events and a true view into our world as the fun and games unfold. Buy Clash Magazine

R.E.M. To Re-Issue Debut Single 'Radio Free Europe'
As part of their 40th anniversary celebrations...

R.E.M. are set to re-issue their debut single 'Radio Free Europe'.

The band formed in Atlanta, Georgia during the summer of 1979, playing ad hoc local shows at tiny venues.

Gaining a following, they went into the studio with producer Mitch Easter - in reality, a space in his parents' garage - to record three songs.

Initial versions of 'Sitting Still', 'White Tornado', and 'Radio Free Europe' were copied to about 400 self-produced cassette tapes, and handed out to clubs, journalists, and prospective labels.

'Radio Free Europe' was then given a full seven inch release on Hib-Tone in 1981, essentially kicking off the R.E.M. story.

40 years on, both the original seven inch and the fabled cassette will gain a full re-issue, four decades on from their release.

The documents have never been re-issued before on any format, and this move marks the start of their 40th anniversary celebrations.

Available from July July 23rd, you can pre-order them HERE.

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It's from new album ‘Take The Sadness Out Of Saturday Night’...Bleachers have shared their potent new single 'Stop Making This Hurt'. The Jack Antanoff led project returned at the end of last year, sharing two new singles - the Bruce Springsteen enabled 'Chinatown' and '45'. New album 'Take The Sadness Out Of Saturday Night' is out on July 30th, with a full North American tour to follow. New single 'Stop Making This Hurt' deals with depression, but it also bursts through the veil of negativity, emerging with an empowered sense of purpose. Jack Antonoff says the single "is what you get when we are not allowed to go play for our people... it’s a line that had been ringing in my head for years. I fell into a dark place after a loss and then starting to have that feeling of rage towards the depression - which is when you know there’s a way out. Started looking at the people close to me in my life and finding all the ways we keep ourselves from breaking through." "Then the pandemic hit and I got the band in a room and we played like we may never play again. At that point it took on another meaning. Found myself banging at the door of the next phase of my life and to open brings up all the darkness from the past and what’s holding you back. I could intellectualise it for days but what I'm truly left with is a voice in my head shouting: 'Stop Making This Hurt'". Tune in now. Photo Credit: Karlotta KohC - - - Join us on the ad-free creative social network Vero, as we get under the skin of global cultural happenings. Follow Clash Magazine as we skip merrily between clubs, concerts, interviews and photo shoots. Get backstage sneak peeks, exclusive content and access to Clash Live events and a true view into our world as the fun and games unfold. Buy Clash Magazine

Bleachers Tackle Depression On 'Stop Making This Hurt'
It's from new album ‘Take The Sadness Out Of Saturday Night’...

Bleachers have shared their potent new single 'Stop Making This Hurt'.

The Jack Antanoff led project returned at the end of last year, sharing two new singles - the Bruce Springsteen enabled 'Chinatown' and '45'.

New album 'Take The Sadness Out Of Saturday Night' is out on July 30th, with a full North American tour to follow.

New single 'Stop Making This Hurt' deals with depression, but it also bursts through the veil of negativity, emerging with an empowered sense of purpose.

Jack Antonoff says the single "is what you get when we are not allowed to go play for our people... it’s a line that had been ringing in my head for years. I fell into a dark place after a loss and then starting to have that feeling of rage towards the depression - which is when you know there’s a way out. Started looking at the people close to me in my life and finding all the ways we keep ourselves from breaking through."

"Then the pandemic hit and I got the band in a room and we played like we may never play again. At that point it took on another meaning. Found myself banging at the door of the next phase of my life and to open brings up all the darkness from the past and what’s holding you back. I could intellectualise it for days but what I'm truly left with is a voice in my head shouting: 'Stop Making This Hurt'".

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Karlotta KohC

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