Video: R.E.M. – “Man-Sized Wreath”‏

Media | By on Sep 25th, 2009

On Oct 27, the release of R.E.M.’s Live at the Olympia CD/DVD will be released. AOL has the video for “Man-Sized Wreath” (Live from Dublin). Check it out after the jump!

AOL’s premiered the video yesterday, and here’s what they had to say:

“One of the most exhilarating parts of being in a band is performing new material in front of an audience for the first time. Alt-rock titans R.E.M. captured that nervous excitement for their latest release, R.E.M. Live at the Olympia. The double-disc features the band running through the songs that would go on to become 2008’s Accelerate in front of friends, family and a handful of their biggest fans.

The high contrast black-and-white adds a cinematic film quality in the following video as Michael Stipe and Co. command the crowd’s attention with a performance of ‘Man-Sized Wreath.’ Though the experienced rockers appear confident, it was an “experiment in terror,” according to guitarist Peter Buck. “Every second we were playing something we didn’t know all that well, which was kind of good,” he tells Spinner.

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