Foo Fighters have just confirmed that Sonic Highways, the band’s 8th studio album, the follow up to their #1 album and winner of 4 Grammy’s, Wasting Light, will be released globally on November 10th.
The album which mxdwn earlier reported was recorded in 8 different studios in 8 different cities including Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, and Washington D.C., will be available with different cover art representing each city. Online through their Sonic Highways website link, you will be able to pick the exact cover you would like, all the covers if you would like to collect them all, or in special limited edition bundle packs that will include exclusive collectibles.
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’.”
The 44 minute LP which will be released in the U.S. on Roswell Records/RCA Records, and was produced by Butch Vig and Foo Fighters consists of the following tracks:
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
Sonic Highways may share its name with the title of Dave Grohl’s 8 episode HBO series, but it is by no means a soundtrack for the show. Grohl describes the show which he directed and premieres Friday, October 17th at 11pm as a love letter to the history of American music. What they do have in common though is that Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear wrote and recorded in each of these cities, delving into the local musical currents, describing how each region shaped these artists in their formative years, and the impact they “had on the cultural fabric of their hometowns.”
All of the songs on Sonic Highways feature local legends, and weren’t written lyrically until after all the sessions, and interviews for the HBO series were completed, so that Dave could be inspired by the people, experiences and local personalities who became part of the process.
Sonic Highways will be available for pre-order in nine unique album covers, along with Exclusive Limited Edition Bundles via this link.