New R.E.M. Album in October

Excite – Entertainment: “‘Sun’ Rises on New R.E.M. Album in October”

Aug 4, 4:47 pm ET – NEW YORK (Billboard) – R.E.M.’s next album will be titled “Around the Sun,” according to the group’s official Web site (

The Warner Bros. set will be released Oct. 4 internationally and the following day in North America. First single “Leaving New York” will be released commercially Sept. 27 outside North America.

Among the other tracks being eyed for the new release are “Wanderlust,” “I’m Gonna DJ” and “Final Straw,” which was previously released online and debuted during R.E.M.’s 2003 tour. It will also appear on the “Future Soundtrack of America” compilation, due Aug. 17 via Barsuk Records.

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