First Single From Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace to Debut Friday August 3rd on Summer X-Games
Available For Download Tuesday August 7
Having commemorated their tenth anniversary with a year-plus run commencing with In Your Honor (a double album the New York Times called an “unexpected magnum opus”), sold out rock arena shows and a toned down intimate theater trek, and a headlining gig at London’s Hyde Park for a crowd of 85,000, the question looms larger than any in the Foo Fighters’ career to date: What do they do for an encore?!?
The answer comes in the form of “The Pretender,” the first single from the band’s sixth studio album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, out September 25 on Roswell/RCA. Produced by Gil Norton, who last worked with the band on 1997’s double-platinum The Colour and The Shape (recently reissued in deluxe 10th anniversary form), Dave Grohl, bassist Nate Mendel, drummer Taylor Hawkins and guitarist Chris Shiflett have crafted a 12-track milestone that casino online showcases and reconciles the band’s every strength and sensibility in the most complex and confident Foo Fighters album to date.
“The Pretender” is a prime example of the newest weapon in the formidable Foo Fighters arsenal: The track begins with a sparse, ominous minor key single guitar and vocal intro before exploding into a frenetic, explosive anthem that stops on a dime in just enough time to leave the listener fully winded but wanting more. Early reaction to the track has it poised to become an instant fan favorite and staple of the FF live set for years to come.
“The Pretender” will receive a special premiere/preview during Friday’s Summer X-Games broadcast on ESPN (check local listings) and will be featured prominently throughout ESPN’s coverage of the Games. This unique debut coincides with the track’s launch at rock radio, where it became the chart’s greatest gainer within hours of being available for broadcast. “The Pretender” will be commercially available for download this coming Tuesday, August 7.
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