R.E.M. tribute album on the way

    May 29 is the scheduled release date for Finest Worksongs: Athens Bands Play the Music of R.E.M. The title pretty much explains itself: the compilation has Athens bands, including ones featuring Elephant 6 Collective members, reworking the band that put Athens, GA on the musical map. It will be put out by Iron Horse Records, a label based in, you guessed it, Athens, GA. Classics covered include “The One I Love,” “Fall On Me,” “Radio Free Europe,” and what appears to be a version of “Driver 8” under the name “Fiver 8.” Guessing that’s not just a typo since the band covering the song is named Five Eight.Follow on after the jump to see who exactly is covering what…[more:]
    01. “The One I Love” – Liz Durrett
    02. “Wendell Gee” – Claire Campbell
    03. “Leave” – Tin Cup Prophette
    04. “Perfect Circle” – Modern Skirts
    05. “Finest Worksong” – Bain Mattox
    06. “(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” – Bain Mattox
    07. “Fall On Me” – Bain Mattox
    08. “Underneath The Bunker” – The Observatory
    09. “Pilgrimage” – The Observatory
    10. “Feeling Gravitys Pull” – The Observatory
    11. “So. Central Rain (I”’m Sorry)” – Patterson Hood
    12. “Burning Hell” – Patterson Hood
    13. “Second Guessing Intro” – Patterson Hood
    14. “Second Guessing” – Patterson Hood
    15. “Belong” – Patterson Hood
    16. “Fiver 8” – Five Eight
    17. “Leaving New York” – Five Eight
    18. “Radio Free Europe” – Five Eight
    19. “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) ” – Five Eight & Everyone