Dear Lower East Side: The 1990s called and said they want their favorite band back. Yes, R.E.M., the iconic Athens four-piece (turned three-piece) that sort of went out of style around the same time as 120 Minutes and Alternative Nation was apparently all over Rivington Street earlier this week shooting a video for the first single off their soon-to-be-released, 14th album (and possible comeback?), Accelerate, which comes out April 1 on Warner Bros., Brooklyn Vegan reports. The know-all indie blog picked up the news via the L.E.S. sex shop Babeland, which, much to the employees’ excitement, was one of the locations scouted for the shoot. R.E.M. is also slated to play this year’s SXSW festival in Austin.
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