Want To Hear New R.E.M.? Tune Into Anderson Cooper

Yeah we’ve been R.E.M. heavy of late, but after spending months poring over Automatic covers, obviously we’re curious about the fresh and new. Today, we finally get that opportunity. Thanks to CNN’s 360º. Via Billboard:

A previously unreleased R.E.M. song, “Until the Day Is Done,” will premiere tomorrow (Oct. 10) on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.” The song is synced to clips from the CNN special “Planet in Peril,” which airs Oct. 23-24.

“Until the Day Is Done” will also be included in the “AC360″ podcast, which goes live Thursday, and in a video trailer for “Planet in Peril” on CNN.com. It is not yet known if it will appear on R.E.M.’s next album, due in the spring via Warner Bros.

Billboard also reports that R.E.M. has unveiled new material via Anderson’s show in the past, debuting “Bad Day” on 360º back in ’02. Who knew AC was such a music fan? Oh yeah — we did. Stay tuned for the new Interpol track premiere on the Nightly News with Brian Williams.

Check Stipe & Co. performing the tune live in Dublin here.