R.E.M. drop extended (and NSFW) video for “Nightswimming”

R.E.M. drop extended (and NSFW) video for “Nightswimming”

To tease and preview the release of a deluxe 25th anniversary reissue of their record "Automatic for the People" (due out today, November 10th) R.E.M. shared an extended NSFW video for the album track “Nightswimming”. It will appear with the other music videos from "Automatic for the People" on a Blu-ray disc.

Check it out below:

The new clip features a longer intro and middle section in which some friends of director Jem Cohen strip naked by a campfire in preparation for an evening swim in the band’s hometown of Athens, Georgia.

The band's frontman Michael Stipe explained:

He (Cohen) called all his coolest friends together and said, ‘We’re going to a lake, or a stream, and we’re setting up really rudimentary lights and you’re gonna get naked and I’m gonna photograph you and make films.’ And he put together a beautiful piece.

All about

R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by lead singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry. One of the first popular alternative rock bands, R.E.M. gained early attention due to Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar style and Stipe's unclear vocals. R.E.M. released their first single, "Radio Free Europe", in 1981 on the…
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