Surprise! Foo Fighters Have Cranked Out A New EP
Rarely does a moment pass where the Foo Fighters fail to remind us that they’re one of the most prolific bands in rock. Following a cheeky, cryptic countdown on their website, the Fooeys have gone and released a new five-track EP for your listening pleasure. Did we mention it’s completely free? Saint Cecilia is available to download right this very second from the band’s website, and you can also stream it on iTunes, Apple Music, and Spotify. For the devotees among us, they’ve also printed up a bunch of new T-shirts and made the EP available on vinyl.
If you check out the iTunes website they reckon the “five-song EP captures nearly forgotten moments from the band’s 20-year odyssey—a brilliant patchwork of pieced-together riffs and song fragments that were tracked in an impromptu studio at Austin’s Hotel Saint Cecilia.”
It’s a rough’n’ready mix of “scrappy guitar-driven rockers” and we’d even be tempted to say that we’d rank it above the band’s most recent full-length, Sonic Highways. Frontman and all-round Good Guy Dave Grohl even penned a letter to mark the release, the first part of which you can read below.
19 November 2015
Tonight, Let me begin with a preface to a letter I wrote a few weeks ago from my hotel room in Berlin while on our final tour for this album. I felt the need to write this foreword in light of the heartbreaking tragedies of Nov. 13th, as this project has now taken on an entirely different tone. As has everything, it seems…
The Saint Cecilia EP was put into motion back in October of this year as a celebration of life and music. The concept being that, as our world tour drew to a close this week, we wanted to share our love of both with you in return for everything you have given us.
Now, there is a new, hopeful intention that, even in the smallest way, perhaps these songs can bring a little light into this sometimes dark world. To remind us that music is life, and that hope and healing go hand in hand with song. That much can never be taken away.
To all who were affected by the atrocities in Paris, loved ones and friends, our hearts go out to you and your families. We will return and celebrate life and love with you once again someday with our music. As it should be done.
Ol’ Dave’s a bit of a wordsmith, so you can read the rest of his letter/statement of eternal gratitude on the Foo Fighters’ website. We’ll have an in-depth review of the release for you tomorrow, but in the meantime give Saint Cecilia a spin via the stream and see how it sizes up with the rest of the Foos’ back catalogue.