Fresh from the vault, the new effort is highlighted by a live version of “I’ll Stick Around”, a track from the group’s 1995 self-titled debut. There’s also a pair of rarities from The Colour and the Shape-era in the form of a slow rendition of “Up in Arms” and a B-side titled “Dear Lover”.
A “single mix” of “Walking After You” is included, too, as is a cover of the Killing Joke track “Requiem”. The latter was recorded live at the BBC in London in May 1997.
Today’s 00979725 EP comes as the Foos near their 25th anniversary. Previous unearthed Foo Files releases have given fans covers of Arcade Fire and Dead Kennedys, as well as a live recording of a 10th anniversary concert in Roswell, New Mexico. Additionally, rare tracks from 1995 and 2000 have been brought to the surface alongside acoustic reworks of “Times Like These” and “Normal”.
In other Foo news, Grohl just appeared on Sesame Street and really got into the (boozy) holiday spirit with a fan at Las Vegas’ Intersect Festival. The alt-rockers have more tour dates on the horizon, and you can grab your concert tickets here.
01. Up in Arms (Slow Version)
02. See You (Acoustic)
03. Requiem – Live at BBC, London, UK – May 1997)
04. I’ll Stick Around – Live at the Apollo, Manchester, UK May 1997)
05. Dear Lover
06. Walking After You – Single Mix