Listen to the Foo Fighters’ Record Store Day EP, ‘Songs From the Laundry Room’
Did you miss out on grabbing a copy of the Foo Fighters' Songs From the Laundry Room 10" on Record Store Day? Not to worry — the band's got you covered.
The Foos went all out for RSD this year, with frontman Dave Grohl accepting the post of Official Ambassador for the event and spending the afternoon leading the band through a special concert (held at a record store, natch) in front of 150 lucky fans. They also released the Laundry Room EP, which includes previously unreleased demos of "Alone + Easy Target" and "Big Me" as well as the non-album track "Empty Handed" and a cover of Kim Wilde’s "Kids in America."
The limited stock of Record Store Day titles tends to run out quickly, and copies of Songs From the Laundry Room are already fetching inflated prices on the secondary market, but you don't have to fork over big bucks to hear the songs — somebody has posted the complete EP to their YouTube channel, and you can hear the whole thing above.
As Consequence of Sound notes, Songs From the Laundry Room takes its name from the studio where the songs were recorded between 1991-93. "Alone + Easy Target" and "Big Me" later appeared in finished form on the Foos' debut LP, released in July 1995.
The band is scheduled to return to the concert stage this summer, when it will embark on a run of tour dates in support of its latest album, Sonic Highways, which was accompanied by an HBO series that captured the Foo Fighters on their cross-country journey while writing and recording new material (and interviewing esteemed colleagues) at a number of well-known studios. They've hinted that a second season could be on the way.
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