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Watch Ben Gibbard perform R.E.M.’s “Near Wild Heaven” with Mike Mills and Peter Buck

on January 29, 2013, 4:23pm

gibbard rem Watch Ben Gibbard perform R.E.M.s Near Wild Heaven with Mike Mills and Peter Buck

Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck held his second annual Todos Santos Music Festival last weekend in Baja, Mexico, hosting performances The Posies, Robyn Hitchcock, and Alejandro Escovedo, among others. During his own set, however, Buck was joined by his former bandmate Mike Mills and Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard on a couple of R.E.M. favorites, namely “(Don’t Go Back to) Rockville” and “Near Wild Heaven”. Watch the harmonious latter cut below (via Paste).

Last year, we sat down with Buck to discuss said festival and his life post-R.E.M. Revisit the interview here.

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