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Foo Fighters – "Rope"

on April 01, 2011, 5:27pm

Everything about the Foo Fighters‘ forthcoming seventh LP, Wasting Light, has felt very old-school. A couple months back, we were hilariously entertained to the group’s low key “backyard” video for “White Limo”, and now we have the video for new single, “Rope”. It’s a fairly simple performance clip, all recorded on tape, which gives it this very grainy, authentic feel. The band – Dave Grohl, Chris Shiflett, Nate Mendell, Taylor Hawkins, and, yes, Pat Smear – perform in a white box; although it looks like a mini, traveling Apple Store. Soon enough, as the distortion kicks up and the song’s bleeding heart chorus swings by, colors shift in and out and everything takes on this early ’90s look. Actually, if you recall the band’s video for “I’ll Stick Around”, you might note the similarities. Given what we’ve heard of the record and Grohl’s recent comments on returning to his roots, that’s probably intentional.

Wasting Light hits stores on April 12th. Stream it now!

-Michael Roffman

Directed by: Dave Grohl