For months now live videos have been popping up online with a new song from Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, “R.E.M.”. It’s a tribute to the late great Athens, Georgia band, longtime friends of DnC, that uses not only a similar musical style but cribs the majority of its lyrics straight from R.E.M. songs, from “Gardening at Night” to “Fall On Me” and many, many more–I’m sure some R.E.M. fan has already documented them all somewhere. It’s a great song, and to my knowledge the studio version posted on Mark Bryan and Chucktown Music Group’s “Song of the Fortnight” series this week is the studio debut of the latest DnC lineup, featuring ex-Leslie Charlestonian Sadler Vaden on guitar. Click through below to hear the song and read a short interview with bassist Tim Nielsen and singer/guitarist Kevn Kinney.