Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Foo Fighters confirm new album details

Those sneaky Foo Fighters have been building curiosity and momentum as they work towards the release of their new album.

Between teasing fans on Twitter, holding a video contest and playing secret club shows, the Foos have been on a roll lately.

Now, the Foos have confirmed their seventh full-length studio album will be called "Wasting Light," set for release April 12.

A full track listing has also been announced:

Foo Fighters
Wasting Light
Release date: April 12, 2011

01. Bridge Burning
02. Rope
03. Dear Rosemary
04. White Limo
05. Arlandria
06. These Days
07. Back & Forth
08. A Matter Of Time
09. Miss The Misery
10. I Should Have Known
11. Walk

The first single, "Rope," will be available beginning March 1 both as a digital single and as an instant grat with the iTunes pre-order of "Wasting Light."

Meanwhile, Foo Fighters celebrated Valentine's Day with a gift to their beloved fans: Those valentines who visited (or continue to visit) received a token of affection dedicated to them by Dave Grohl: A kick-ass shot-on-VHS video of "White Limo" starring Motorhead's own Lemmy Kilmister as the driver and Grohl (and wife Jordyn), Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear as players in scenarios no doubt familiar to any aficionado of "classic" '80s hard rock videos.

Produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder, "Wasting Light" was recorded entirely on analog tape in the garage of Grohl's home in California's San Fernando Valley. The no-computers/no-software back to basics approach has resulted in possibly the strongest and most cohesive effort of the band's 15-year-plus career.

Concurrent with the album's release, Exclusive Media Group's documentary division, Spitfire Pictures, are producing a feature documentary about the Foo Fighters, directed by Academy Award winner James Moll ("The Last Days", "Running The Sahara"). Co-produced and co-financed by Exclusive Media Group and RCA Records, Moll's documentary chronicles the entire history of the Foos, from the cassette demos Grohl recorded during his tenure as Nirvana's drummer, through their ascent to their Grammy-winning, multi-platinum, arena and stadium headlining status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.

This chronicling of the Foo Fighters’ triumphs and tragedies culminates in an in-depth behind the scenes perspective on the making of the new album: A process in which the band pushed itself forward by returning to its roots and recording in Grohl 's garage completely on analog tape.

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Foo Fighters – White Limo (2011)

See also:

New video: Foo Fighters “White Limo” features Lemmy
VIDEO: Foo Fighters play The Roxy in L.A.
VIDEO: Foo Fighters play new album at secret L.A. club show
Foo Fighters documentary to premiere at SXSW
Foo Fighters confirm release date for new album