There was a noteworthy amount of discussion around “Rope,” the first single from the forthcoming Wasting Light, especially given (or maybe because of) how textbook Foo that self-doubting post-grunge radio rock hook felt. Here’s that song’s video, featuring Pat Smear because the album does as well, with the black-clad band inside a Battles “Atlas”-reminiscent cube, with opaque white illuminated slates where the transparent plates and mirrors would be. It’s a slightly refined take on a standard rock video trope, which is to say it is a very Foo Fighters production. It follows that Dave Grohl directed.
Wasting Light is out 4/12, the song “Dear Rosemary” with Bob Mould is one I’m curious to hear. We’ll get you a listen when it’s ready.