Foo Fighters have revealed insight on their next album, “Sonic Highways,” which is set to be released Nov. 10. With a tracklist of eight new songs, album art and a teaser video released, you can get a taste of what’s coming to you.
The album will correspond with an HBO series of the same name, which will document the band’s travels to eight different recording studios across the country, working with a musician in the area on each track. If you ever wanted to hear a collaboration between the band and Joe Walsh of the Eagles, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Gibby Haynes of Butthole Surfers, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen or Carrie Underwood, you may find yourself in nirvana in November.
Frontman Dave Grohl (also of Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age) promises some ambitious new sounds from his band and these collaborations, while also maintaining a distinctive Foo-centric vibe.
“There could be horns on a Foos record, absolutely. We’ve never done that before. Honestly, there are sections of songs that will really take you by surprise. And then there are choruses that you’ll just recognize as Foo Fighters within the first three seconds,” he said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
The album was recorded with two 800-pound 24-track analog tape machines that the band dragged along with them across the country to the eight different locations.
“We’re coming up on our 20th anniversary, we’re an American band. Each one of these cities have had artists and music that have influenced us directly, so let’s go there.,” Grohl said.
Listen to a small piece of an upcoming song in the teaser above.
New Foo Fighters album tracklisting:
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
James Garcia is a community reporter at the Loveland Reporter-Herald and a new blogger at Reverb. Follow him on Twitter @JamesGarciaRH.