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Buck & Haines’ Beat Poetry For Survivalists Tops Today’s Album Announcements

R.E.M.'s guitarist joins forces with his Auteurs counterpart for his latest project.

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Every band has one guy who just doesn’t quit. And in R.E.M., that guy has always been Peter Buck. Even back in the group’s early years, he always seemed to have at least one side project on the go. And since they called it a day back in 2011, he’s been the only member to continue making music on a semi-regular basis — either on his own or with outfits like Tired Pony, Filthy Friends, Robyn Hitchcock’s Venus 3 and Arthur Buck. And today, you can add another name to that list: Peter Buck and Luke Haines, his new duo with the former Auteurs guitarist. They’ve got an album coming out in March called Beat Poetry For the Survivalists, which “features songs about legendary rocket scientist and occultist Jack Parsons (The Enfield Hauntings, 1978), a post-apocalyptic radio station that only plays Donovan records, Bigfoot, and Pol Pot,” according to a press release. Works for me. You too? Then feel free to check out a trailer for the album above and listen to Jack Parsons below. After that, scroll down to see the rest of today’s new album revelations, and bounce over to the Upcoming Releases page to scan the whole freakishly long list. Turns out Buck isn’t the only guy who just doesn’t quit.


December 6

Fox Glove | Dead of Winter EP
Jazz Defenders | Scheming
Robert Ziegler & Slovan National Symphony | Music From the Star Wars Saga: The Essential Collection

December 13

Morning Bells | Fall From The Velvet Sky
Names Without Numbers | Silos & Smokestacks
Todd Rundgren | Hermit of Mink Hollow Coloured Vinyl
Frank Turner | Show 2000

January 10

Selena Gomez | SG2

January 24

The Black Watch | Brilliant Failures
Mark Hietala | Pyre of the Black Heart

January 31

Joey Alexander | Warna

February 14

Michael Doucet | Lâcher Prise
Jacoti Sommes | Travel Time

February 21

Nora Jane Struthers | Bright Lights, Long Drives

March 6

Luke Haines & Peter Buck | Beat Poetry For the Survivalists
Sadler Vaden | Anybody Out There?