R.E.M. is promoting their forthcoming compilation album Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011 with an animated version of the album cover. The album is scheduled to be released on November 15, 2011.
Last month, the band announced on their official website that they have split up after 31 years of performing together. The forthcoming album features three new songs that they finished prior to going their separate ways.
The album cover is very simple. It seems to be yet another cover inspired by the Grammy-winning design for The Black Keys 2010 album Brother. The animation has been generating a surprising amount of attention on blogs and websites.