Out today, a very special compilation of 40 covers of classic REM songs, as performed by a host of artists from the DIY scene. The comp launches today on Bandcamp with all proceeds to the excellent charity Help Musicians UK, and features several artists we know and love – including Desperate Journalist, I, Doris, Bugeye, MIRI, Hadda Be, The Darling Buds and Piney Gir.

Put together by Bill Cummings of God Is In The TV, the comp has already gained praise from REM them-very-selves, who’ve been tweeting encouragingly about the album all this week!

Pre-orders of the album have been buzzing – so much so that it’s already raised over £3k, and has gone straight to number 1 in the Bandcamp album charts!

Keep those orders rolling in here, while you enjoy I, Doris’ re-working of ‘It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)’