Tom Phalen

Album collaborations of R.E.M.'s Peter Buck

R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck may be the hardest-working sideman in show business. In the last six weeks, three albums on which he’s collaborated have been released: West, the sophomore effort of Mark Eitzel, formerly of American Music Club; The Lonesome Death of Buck McCoy, the second album by Young Fresh Fellow Scott McCaughey’s other band, Minus 5; and Breaking the Ethers, the debut by Tuatara, a sonorous instrumental collective founded by Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin and Luna bassist Justin Harwood.

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