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R.E.M. unveils first-ever GIF album cover

on October 06, 2011, 5:46pm

rem cover R.E.M. unveils first ever GIF album cover

Always ahead of the curve – you know, like quitting before rusting? – R.E.M. has unveiled a special GIF cover for their forthcoming greatest hits package, R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 – 2011, due out November 15th. It’s being billed as the “first-ever ” GIF album cover with the intent to “usher in a new era of album artwork.” As you can tell from above, it’s definitely not your standard JPG.

They’ve also issued a trailer for the 40-track compilation, which you can view below. The nearly three minute video drifts through the group’s 30 years, sporting clips from their always-impressive videography, under a remix of their various hits. For fans who still haven’t moved on from the news, you might want to clutch that box of Kleenex while watching. “When you’re sure you’ve had enough…” you can always push stop. See what we did there?

Don’t forget: R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 – 2011 hits stores November 15th (via Warner Bros. Records).

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