Wednesday, March 16th 2011
News: Foo Fighters
As we mentioned last night, Antiquiet has hit the ground running at SXSW. After some delectable breakfast tacos, a morning jam session with Jack White and hanging out wit the Kills, Aziz Ansari and Dean Fertita (killer footage coming very soon!), we wondered what the best way to wash down such a delightful morning.
Our answer rolled up moments later.
A while back we showed you the video for the Foo Fighters’ blistering new jam White Limo. The video featured the band, in all their rockin’ glory, being driven around Los Angeles by Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead. It worked out so well, they decided to take it out on tour.
Antiquiet was the first stop on the Foo Fighters’ White Limo Tour in Austin, picking up Skwerl and I on Wednesday afternoon to drive around the city of Austin on the outskirts of SXSW, listening to the band’s new album Wasting Light. The ’89 Caddy had 45,000 miles and rode like a champ, blasting the Foo jams with the windows down, watching the necks snapping as we passed music fanatics on their own adventures.
We reviewed the album as it was debuted in front of an audience for the very first time in January, but naturally the studio listening experience is a wholly different impression. We’ll have a proper album breakdown once we’ve had a chance to listen in greater depth, but two clear standouts we heard were Miss The Misery and I Should’ve Known, the latter a heart-wrencher of a track that finds frontman Dave Grohl wailing the line “I cannot forgive you yet” over and over.