Back in October, R.E.M. announced that their fifteenth studio album would be called 'Collapse Into Now' and that it will be released in the early part of 2011. Now they are set to give away the album's opening track as a free download.

'Discoverer' will be available to download from 6.30pm this evening, Wednesday December 15th, from R.E.M.'s official website

The veteran rockers once again worked with Irish producer Jacknife Lee, who also produced 2008's 'Accelerate', and bagged guest appearances from Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Peaches and Patti Smith for the record. The full track list for 'Collapse Into Now' is as follows:

01. Discoverer
02. All The Best
03. Uberlin
04. Oh My Heart
05. It Happened Today
06. Every Day Is Yours To Win
07. Mine Smell Like Honey
08. Walk It Back
09. Alligator Aviator Autopilot Antimatter
10. That Someone Is You
11. Me, Marlon Brando, Marlon Brando and I
12. Blue