On the second episode of HBO’s Sonic Highways, Dave Grohl heads to America’s capital to hang with the likes of Ian MacKaye and Bad Brains. What came out of the sessions at nearby Arlington, Virginia’s Inner Ear Studio was a punchy, classic Foos-sounding rocker called “The Feast and the Famine.” Check it out below:
On Oct. 20, the Foo Fighters shared the first studio cut from the new album, a Chicago ode titled “Something From Nothing.” That one was a slow-burner (at least by Foo Fighters’ standards); this one is more likely to make you want to cue “The Pretender” up next.
Grohl’s lyrics on new album Sonic Highways (due Nov. 10) were inspired by his talks with iconic musicians across the United States, with each song being inspired by one of the eight cities the band visited. So whose line was it that got him thinking about feasts, famines, and monuments? You’ll have to tune in Friday night (Oct. 24) to catch up on the Foo Fighters’ latest adventure.
The Butch Vig-produced Sonic Highways album will be released on Nov. 10.