R.E.M.'s 14th studio record will be called Accelerate and will be released in April, according to NME. The band worked on the album in Vancouver and Dublin with Bloc Party and Snow Patrol producer Jacknife Lee. Confirmed tracks for the album include 'Until The Day Is Done', 'Living Well Is The Best Revenge', 'Mr Richards', 'Staring Down The Barrel Of Middle Distance', and 'I'm Gonna DJ', a regular in the band's set on their 2004/2005 world tour. Conceding the band's 2004 release Around The Sun wasn't so hot Michael Stipe said "we lost our focus as a band. Now, that focus is back. And it's razor sharp." You can't doubt that, can you?