FOO FIGHTERS SET TITLE, RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM
Foo Fighters have announced the title and release date of the band's eighth studio album. Not that it's a surprise, but the set is called Sonic Highways and it will arrive on November 10th. The title also happens to be the name of the upcoming HBO documentary series that will chronicle the making of the record, which will premiere on the cable network on October 17th.
The track listing for the album is "Something From Nothing," "The Feast And The Famine," "Congregation," "What Did I Do?/God As My Witness," "Outside," "In The Clear," "Subterranean" and "I Am A River."
The recording of the 44-minute disc took place in iconic studios in eight different cities around the United States, with the Foos also collaborating with and interviewing local artists in each region. The eight-episode HBO series will follow the band to a different location each week.
Frontman Dave Grohl held off on writing lyrics for each song until the last day of each session so that he could be inspired by the experiences, interviews and meetings with local personalities that became part of the recording process.
Sonic Highways is the exact opposite of the last Foos album, 2011's Wasting Light, which was recorded in the garage of Grohl's Los Angeles home. He told us a while back that he likes to change things up all the time: "If you start feeling stagnant, like you're doing the same thing over and over again, it just loses that excitement or that charm, you know. You don't want to feel like you're doing the same thing over and over and over again."
Sonic Highways, the album, is being released on CD and 180-gram vinyl. The vinyl edition will come with nine different covers, including the main one and eight variants each themed for one of the cities in which the album was recorded: Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
The Foos have yet to announce tour plans behind the new disc.
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