Michael Stipe & Co. have released the name of their 14th album: Accelerate. It should be out in April and it was recorded in Vancouver and Dublin and produced by Jacknife Lee. According to NME:
Confirmed tracks for the album include ‘Until The Day Is Done’, ‘Living Well Is The Best Revenge’, ‘Mr Richards’, ‘Staring Down The Barrel Of Middle Distance’, and ‘I’m Gonna DJ’, a regular in the band’s set on their 2004/2005 world tour.
Frontman Michael Stipe said the guitar-driven LP is “the fastest we’ve made in 20 years”.
He told Q: “I think the songs on ‘Around The Sun’ are great, but in the process of recording we lost our focus as a band. Now, that focus is back. And it’s razor sharp.”
Also, check out the band’s new website for promoting the album. Ninety Nights will stream a new 30-60 second video for the next ninety nights. It seems the videos will be hi-res for one day and then they turn lo-res to be archived.