Longtime REM manager, Bertis Down, announced on the band's official website (www.remhq.com) yesterday that their 12th full-length studio release is getting the finishing touches for a likely release in April or May 2001. Down describes the still-untitled release as "lush, atmospheric, and melodicÖafter repeated listenings I would add things like 'layered' and 'dynamic,' but I should just quit this futile effort and say I think you'll enjoy it in a few months." I'm sure Warner Bros. hopes more people enjoy than did their last album Up, which sold disappointingly.
REM will surely be intruducing some new tracks at both the Rock in Rio festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and the Campo de Polo in Buenos Aires, Argentina in January.
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