April 12th is shaping up to be some day. Not only is this the release date for much anticipated albums by TV on the Radio and Panda Bear, but it also turns out that Foo Fighters are planning on following suit. Wasting Light will be their first studio album in four years, and the guys have taken a somewhat different approach to recording on this one, going back to basics with Butch Vig and using only analog equipment in Grohl's garage (which to be fair is probably bigger than most of our houses...).
Two new tracks have so far surfaced and, while they're both extremely encouraging, don't really give much of an indication as to what the general feel of the album will be. White Limo is exactly what you'd expect from a song recorded on analog equipment in a garage, and has a real raw feel to it. Rope reverts back to a more traditional Foo Fighters style, with a more polished, massive Rock vibe. Check both below, as well as a great remix of Everlong by Oxford's Alphabet Pony (credit to musigh for this one).
Rope by Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters - Everlong (Alphabet Pony remix)