Baseball, the pass time of America, is a whole lot of fun. It's only fitting, then, that the Baseball Project, the pass time of some of America's finest rockers, is a total party.
The Baseball Project is a comprised of Steve Wynn and Linda Pitmon of Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3, Scott McCaughey of Minus 5 and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck. The band was created around its members' undying love of, yes, baseball. One song on The Project's album Volume One: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quailsis even called "Ted Fucking Williams."
The band stopped by Paste's office this week for an in-studio session (Coming soon to a Paste A/V blog near you!), but perhaps even more exciting was the Baseball Project's show Saturday night in Athens, Ga., the famed hometown of R.E.M. At famed rock club the 40 Watt, hometown heroes Bill Berry and Mike Mills hopped onstage to join the band in covers of The Beatles' "The Ballad of John and Yoko" and The McCoy's "Hang on Sloopy."