New R.E.M. song, "Supernatural Serious"

(Thanks for my R.E.M. dork homey Michael Gallucci in Cleveland, for pointing me to Pitchfork and Stereogum.)

Well? I'm glad to hear prominent Mike Mills vocals and bright, copper-penny Peter Buck guitars. I'm not quite sure at all what the lyrics are talking about at all just yet -- but then again, it's no "leaving was never my proud" (as the chorus of "Leaving New York" painfully went), and Michael Stipe rhymes "humiliation" with "station," so that's a plus. (And I've never been a huge R.E.M. lyrical analyzer anyway, I prefer the mystery.)

Anyway. Yeah. Thoughts?

-- Annie Zaleski

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