Back in the mid-'80s -- from their first EP through their fourth album or so -- R.E.M. meant the world to me. This past summer, I went back to those records for the first time in ages, and played the hell out of them. They sounded fresh and amazing. Then, as summer turned into fall, I got an idea: I bet there are some fellow freaks out there who'd like to play this music and have a blast with it.
So I posted an ad in Craigslist Philly, and so began our band Lower Wolves. We had our debut gig last week at the Boot and Saddle in Philly (a great venue).
Here are a few videos from that one. Dig.