Rolling Stone Previews: Foo Fighters, Dropkick Murphys, R.E.M.Posted: March 1, 2011
Rolling Stone was given the chance to give readers a few previews of some upcoming music. I checked out a couple songs, wrote up a few sentences and collected some links all for you. Check it out below.
While David Grohl and the Foo Fighter’s (With their Nirvana-fied lineup) don’t seem to be doing anything relatively groundbreaking with their single “Rope”, the band has found a comfortable place, built on a genre Grohl popularized himself years ago. The song carries the tune of a typical Foo Fighters song, I’ve heard better, I’ve heard worse, but a solid track.
The Dropkick Murphys’s new concept album about a fictional Irish-American is coming out soon and its probably going to be a pretty big drop. The popular Boston-bred-Irish folk-punk band has developed a cult following and some pretty heavy attention over their careers.” Going Out in Style”, the single off the upcoming “Born & Bred” carries a carefree, bro-out with your friends, drinking atmosphere to it, that’s come to be a prevalent theme throughout their catalog. A lot of the anger has been stripped out, and the song brings about feelings of simple fun and hanging out with friends in the typical folky bro-chorus of Boston punk song.
R.E.M.’s much anticipated “Collapse Into Now” is on its way. The atmospheric, arena ready, alternative folk rock of “Oh My Heart” is a good sign, if anything, of whats to come.