If you were disappointed when the Foo Fighters announced they were taking a break after touring 'Wasting Light' in 2012 then put that chin back up. The group recently announced the name newest album, 'Sonic Highway' which is due out November 10th. Front man Dave Grohl talked about expanding their horizons in sound on the record, saying "This album is instantly recognizable as a Foo Fighters record, but there's something deeper and more musical to it. I think that these cities and these people influenced us to stretch out and explore new territory, without losing our ‘sound'.
Not only is this the 8th studio album from the Foo Fighters, but the number 8 has played much significance in the recording process and the small teaser announcements that the band has been letting out since June. The album contains 8 tracks, recorded in 8 different cities. While Grohl had originally wanted to record in international cities, he later told Rolling Stone that would be "financially impossible" and that sticking to the US would be just as good. "We're an American band. We wouldn't be the band we are if it wasn't for the cities here and their music. Those cities, which showed up in one of the teasers, are Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, Nashville and Austin. There is also a forthcoming documentary about the recording process that will be made into an HBO series with, you guessed it, 8 episodes. A lot of these hints were dropped earlier this month, which happens to be the 8th one in the year. Lastly, the vinyl release will have 9 different covers, one regular album cover and 8 for the aforementioned 'recording' cities.
'Sonic Highway' is available for pre-order now.
1) Something From Nothing
2) The Feast and the Famine
4) What Did I Do?/God as My Witness
6) In the Clear
8) I Am a River