R.E.M.'s 15th studio album, Collapse Into Now, was released in March. Courtesy of the artist hide caption itoggle caption Courtesy of the artist The Two-Way It's The End For R.E.M.: Band Decides To 'Call It A Day" September 21, 2011 "We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished," the band says. "To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening."