Foo Fighters Give Familiar, Yet Bold Sound in Saint Cecilia EP

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The Foo Fighters, yes those legendary rockers who graced the world with an inspiring and musically vast album entitled Sonic Highways (read our review here) surprised the world with an EP as an early Thanksgiving treat. The EP, entitled Saint Cecilia, was originally released as a gift to the fans, but also ended up being dedicated to the victims of the unfortunate and devastating attacks in Paris not long ago.

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This 5-track EP, which was recorded during the Austin City Limits Festival in Hotel Saint Cecilia, still helms many of the band’s talents: meaningful lyrics, badass instrumentals, and frontman Dave Grohl’s loud and in your face vocals, but there’s something a bit different about the feel of this EP.

There’s more of a laid back sound compared to SH, likely because of the fact that it was made in an environment where drinks were had and no deadlines were looming around the band’s vibe during the time that it was recorded. Yes, some of the tracks still had that anthem-like sound, but tracks like “Savior Breath” and “Sean” have high-energy and fearlessness in them. They seem to be the only ones that stand out in the EP. The other three tracks could have easily been added to the tracklist of SH, but still do work in Saint Cecilia. It was a fantastic, free surprise from the band to release such an intimately combined EP, but if it does anything, it can show the band that they are and can be more than just one kind of rock ‘n roll and should fully embrace it.

Have a listen below and let us know what you think in the comments after the jump!

1 Comment

  1. Bryana Natale

    December 10, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Dave is the coolest dude ever and Foo Fighters are the coolest band ever. End of story.

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