New Foo Fighters Album To Be Released Globally On November 10th
August 11, 2014 at 3:59 PM (PT)
After teasing a MONDAY (8/11) announcement, FOO FIGHTERS have confirmed the worldwide release date of the band’s eighth studio album of all-new material will be titled, Sonic Highways." The album, produced by BUTCH VIG and FOO FIGHTERS, features eight tracks and will be released globally on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10th on ROSWELL RECORDS/RCA RECORDS.
Sonic Highways shares its title with the DAVE GROHL-directed eight-episode HBO series described by GROHL as a love letter to the history of American music which premiering FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17th. For the album and series, GROHL, TAYLOR HAWKINS, NATE MENDEL, CHRIS SHIFLETT and PAT SMEAR wrote and recorded one song in each of these eight cities, delving into the local musical currents: how each region shaped these musicians in their formative years, and in turn the impact those people had on the cultural fabric of their hometowns. All songs feature local legends sitting in, with every lyric written in an unprecedented experimental style: DAVE held off on putting down words until the last day of each session, so as to be inspired by the experiences, interviews for the HBO series, and other local personalities who became part of the process.
DAVE GROHL said, "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'."
Additionally, The vinyl album comes in an assortment of nitone different covers including 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 cover art of Sonic Highways was unveiled TODAY along with a first taste of some of the new music at Foofighters.com.