John Frusciante Will Release New ‘Foregrow’ EP on Record Store Day
The former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist’s new solo Foregrow EP is due out April 16 via Acid Test. According a press release, it continues Frusciante's acid house explorations of recent releases and combines “elements of John Carpenter’s eternal scores, the drum programming DNA of jungle and footwork, and yes, a Roland TB-303.”
Considering Frusciante is issuing the EP in conjunction with RSD, it’s probably safe to assume it will have a price sticker on it. That seemingly contradicts the guitarist’s previous comments suggesting artists who monetize their music are “sell-outs.”
“When someone releases music on a label, they are selling it, not giving it,” Frusciante wrote in an open letter. “Art is a matter of giving… Recording artists have been ‘giving’ the public music by selling it to them for so long that we now think of sell-outs as dedicated musicians who love their audience so much that they aggressively sell them products.”
At the time of the letter, Frusciante uploaded a mass amount of new music for free on his Soundcloud and Bandcamp pages.