Tuesday, December 08, 2009

R.E.M. on Google Maps

R.E.M. iPhone App

R.E.M. have released a new iPhone application that includes an interactive guide to the band's hometown of Athens, Georgia using Google Maps.

The map examines some of the locations in Athens that have been important to the band's career. These include the location of the band's first gig at the Church Steeple, Wuxtry Records, where Michael Stipe first met Peter Buck and the Train Trestle, which featured on the cover of R.E.M.'s first album. The map also features a large number of important local places of interest.

As well as the guide to Athens the application gives users up-to-date info on all the latest R.E.M. happenings direct from the band's headquarters in Athens, Georgia. Fans can stream audio samples from the band's entire career as well as watch full length videos from every R.E.M. album. You can also view photos taken by R.E.M. fans around the world.

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