Foo Fighters Release 5-song EP…and you can listen to it FOR FREE
For the last month, the Foo Fighters website has been counting down to a mysterious announcement which would finally be revealed early this morning. Would it be a new tour? Maybe another season of Sonic Highways? Or, would it be new music from the Foos?
This morning, as the clock expired, Foo Fighters revealed via their website that they had recorded a 5-song EP called ‘Saint Cecilia’, which they recorded in Austin, Texas when they were in town last month to perform at Austin City Limits. Dave Grohl announced at that ACL concert that they had recorded some songs while they were in Austin, but at the time it was unclear how they would be packaged and released to their fans. By the way, the album title Saint Cecila is named for a famous hotel in Austin (whose logo looks just like the street sign on the band’s website during the countdown).
The coolest thing about this EP, is that the band has posted a link to download the EP from their website FOR FREE! When you head to their website, the download link is preceded by a letter that Dave Grohl penned on November 8th, explaining the EP, and how it came to be. He also includes ANOTHER letter, that he wrote on November 19th, in the aftermath of the tragedies that occurred in Paris on November 13th. He dedicates the EP to those suffering in the wake of those horrible events, and offers them as a celebration of life and music, two things that he holds in very high regard.
Today, November 23rd on Live 105, I’ll be playing a track from the EP at the top of each hour, starting at 2:00 and wrapping up at 6:00. Tune in for the premiere of each of these tracks, and have and check out this link to read Dave Grohl’s letters, order Vinyl, or download the tracks for yourself!