REM finish recording new album

The as-yet-untitled studio effort is due out in spring 2011

R.E.M have revealed that they have finished recording their new album.

The as-yet-untitled studio effort was produced by Jacknife Lee, who previously worked with the group on 2008’s ‘Accelerate‘, and who has also produced the likes of Kasabian, Snow Patrol and Editors, reports

Set to be released in spring 2011, the band’s 15th studio album was recorded at the Music Shed in New Orleans and at Berlin‘s Hansa Studios, where U2‘s ‘Achtung Baby’ and David Bowie‘s ‘”Heroes”‘ were recorded. Additional material was also recorded in Nashville.