Foo Fighters have taken to social media to tease fans about their upcoming untitled eighth album, slated to be released this fall, around the time their HBO docu series, Sonic Highways, which documents the recording process, premieres on October 17th.
Since August 4th, the band has posted several teasers, which is believed to reveal the cover art for the project, on Facebook and Instagram, alternating clues for each account and including GPS coordinates of each of the eight cities the album was recorded: Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
The first clue was revealed on Facebook with the coordinates: “36.152146 / -86.797483”
The second includes a photo on Instagram with the caption: “2 of 8. Anyone seen this? Find the rest.”
The third returned to Facebook with the coordinates: “-36.854728, 174.763206”
The fourth was revealed on Instagram without any coordinates.
Putting all of the clues together, it could reveal the cover art, which was revealed on Twitter on August 4th by a comic book owner who claims he received stickers with no return address or instructions, but the Foo Fighters in the corner.
The most frustrating clue to fans is probably the most recent (as of press time) which is in the form of an eight second video clip displaying only a studio speaker with frontman Dave Grohl screaming “All rise!” and the caption “8.”
For the album and series, Grohl and bandmates Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear, along with Vig, based themselves at a legendary studio integral to the unique history and character of each of these great American musical capitals. One song was recorded in each city, with Grohl, the band and the Sonic Highways crew delving deep into the local musical currents, discovering how each region shaped these musicians in their formative years, and showing in turn the impact those people had on the cultural fabric of their hometowns.
An announcement about the album is speculated to be made on Monday, August 11th.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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