Song of the Day: R.E.M.

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Everyone's favorite Athens, Georgia, rock band returns with a really strong lead single from upcoming album Accelerate, to be released April 1. The song should appease many new and old R.E.M. fans because it uses the grungier rock edge heard throughout Monster and the big, literate stroytelling style that makes Automatic for the People such a classic. The band plans to tour this year to support the record, but it doesn't look as if the're coming anywhere close to Columbus. [See tour dates]