New Foo is upon us, which means we've already gotten two full songs from Foo Fighters' forthcoming release Sonic Highways (due Nov. 10).
"The Feast and the Famine" (recorded in D.C.) follows "Something From Nothing" (Chicago), mimicking the pattern of Foo Fighters' HBO mini-series Sonic Highways, which will focus on the Beltway area in tonight's episode (Oct. 24, 11 p.m. ET).
The new cut — recorded with help from Bad Brains — is an odd-signature rocker that floats between tightly-coordinated verses and big, belching choruses. Dave Grohl sounds like he's making a commentary on modern rock (the famine?) and wants to know where the D.C. monument for punk rock is.
"Is anybody there?" Grohl yells. "Anybody there?"
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The Sonic Highways LP is due in roughly three weeks, while the first episode of the eight-part HBO series aired last Friday night, Oct. 17.
Our own Carolyn Menyes reviewed the maiden voyage: "If you're looking for a dull history of Chicago music and the blues, turn somewhere else; Sonic Highways is not your mama's docuseries. In the midst of beautiful scenery and some actual personal heart, Sonic Highways has grit and plenty of turns - just like the resulting Foo Fighters music."
The band also recently finished up a weeklong residency on Late Night with David Letterman.
"The Foo Fighters have been with us each and every night, and each and every night, it's been a tremendous musical experiment ... experience ... and an experiment," Letterman said Friday.
To celebrate the end, Grohl and his bandmates presented "The Top 10 Things Foo Fighters Would Like to Say after Spending a Week at the Late Show."
It began with a gem from drummer Taylor Hawkins: "We agreed to be here because we thought Dave was dying," and featured some genuinely funny moments. Check it out here.