The Foo Fighters have continued their series of archival EPs, releasing a bunch of mid-’00s material with their latest release, 02050525.

If you’ve been paying attention to the Foo Fighters recently, then you might have realised they’ve been releasing an awful lot of music for an outfit that claimed 2019 would be a bit of a quiet one.

Since announcing their Foo Files archival series back in July, the band have been dishing out a litany of EPs in that time. In fact, in addition to live releases from London, Dave Grohl’s Studio 606, and – in honour of the Area 51 raid – Roswell, the band have shared deep cuts, live tracks, and covers from their storied career.

After showcasing covers from the likes of The Psychedelic Furs and The B-52s on their last release, the band have once again dug deep for their latest EP, 02050525.

Hitting streaming services overnight, the new release collects material from the group’s In Hour Honour era, with most of the tracks having served as B-sides from the album’s main singles.

Kicking things off with a cover of The Passions’ ‘I’m In Love With A German Film Star’ tracks like ‘FFL (Fat Fucking Lie)’, ‘Spill’, and a cover of Jawbreaker’s ‘Kiss The Bottle’ are all collected from various editions of the ‘Best Of You’ single.

Meanwhile, a demo version of ‘DOA’ reappears from the ‘Resolve’ single, while ‘Skin And Bones’ appears courtesy of the flipside of the ‘DOA’ single.

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While many hardcore Foo Fighters fans would already have their hands of this material, most of it has been unavailable on streaming services, meaning that this is a perfect opportunity for dedicated followers and newcomers to relive the glory days of 2005 with some classic rarities and covers.

The 02050525 EP is currently available on all streaming services, and will likely be joined by yet another archival release within the coming weeks.

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