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Foo Fighters’ New 01020225 EP Features Some Surprising Covers

US singer and guitarist Dave Grohl of US rock band Foo Fighters performs onstage during the Rock in Rio festival at the Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 28, 2019. - The week-long Rock in Rio festival starts last Friday, September 27, with international stars as headliners, over 700,000 spectators and social actions including the preservation of the Amazon. (Photo by Mauro Pimentel / AFP) (Photo credit should read MAURO PIMENTEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Foo Fighters have released another new EP as part of their ongoing Foo Files archival series. The band’s 01020225 EP includes renditions of a few Foo Fighters deep cuts, as well as two equally-unique covers: the B-52‘s “Planet Claire” and the Psychedelic Furs‘ “Sister Europe.”

The two tracks couldn’t feel further from the rest of the Foo Fighters’ catalogue, but despite the sonic differences of the originals, Dave Grohl and co. were still somehow able to work their magic, making the songs sound surprisingly close to the band’s ’00s material. “Planet Claire” becomes an especially-intriguing instrumental jam, layering waves of face-melting distortion atop the tight-knit drumming present on the original track.

Elsewhere on the EP, the band offer newly-packaged versions of songs recorded for movie soundtracks at the turn of the decade. As Consequence of Sound points out, “The One” originally appeared on the soundtrack for the 2002 film Orange County starring Colin Hanks and Jack Black, while “Win or Lose” was featured in the 2001 snowboarding movie Out Cold. The songs both were later released as B-sides to the band’s One By One single “All My Life.”

Foo Fighters’ latest album Concrete and Gold was released in 2017. The band is rumored to be working on the followup to the album, and have continued to perform live in the interim. The band have continued their tradition of bringing smaller fans on stage to perform with them at recent sets, where they were joined by kids as young as 5-year-old Taylor, who performed with them on August 19, 2019.

Hear the band’s new B-52’s and Psychedelic Furs’ covers below.