Hot off the presses! We’ve got the video premiere of “Rope” by the Foo Fighters coming your way tonight at 7:54 p.m. — not 7:53 or 7:55, mind you, but 7:54! — but this 30-second sneak just landed in our lap and couldn’t resist giving you a look at it.
If the video seems like it’s got an early ’80s vibe to it, that’s because it was totally meant to. Lead Foo Dave Grohl directed the video and told our friends over at MTV that “I directed it and I really wanted it to have that old VHS look to it. Because VHS tape does weird things to color and definition, and it just looks … like VHS. And so, the [‘Rope’ video] is on VHS too [and] it definitely has a vibe. Just the look of the tape.” Well Dave, you certainly achieved your goal! We’re just glad you didn’t use Betamax.