Earlier this year, my partner-in-crime Michael Chambers (a.k.a. moon:and:6) and I started an ambitious side project: recording a song-by-song tribute to R.E.M.‘s landmark 1991 album Out of Time.
Michael and I first met each other in a cover band that played songs from this album — an album that catapulted R.E.M. from their small-town college rock roots to mainstream success. And so, a quarter of a century later, it seemed fitting to pay tribute to these songs.
Here are two preview tracks from these sessions:
A spellbinding version of “Endgame” performed by Hamilton-based fingerstyle guitarist Emilio Bonito, now available on:
A haunting rendition of “Country Feedback” by Burlington-based alt-folk/dreampop artist Lainee, now available on: