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Sound City: The studio that redefined recording

You may not have heard of Sound City, but you’ve heard Sound City. From Foo FightersDave Grohl comes a look into the unassuming studio that redefined the world of music as we know it.

You may not know the name Sound City off the top of your head, but you know its work by heart: Nirvana, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, Pat Benatar, Cheap Trick and many other legendary performers worked out of the studio. Sound City is a new film that explores the life of the place that produced countless classics.

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters got his first taste of the studio while recording Nevermind in his early years with Nirvana. Now he’s revisiting it as a director, telling the story that made Sound City a staple in the industry.

Today we’re celebrating not only the confirmation of the film’s premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, but also Grohl’s announcement that it will be released as an HD digital download and stream on Feb. 1 via

Word is, the pre-order price is only $10 and is available to send as a digital gift through iTunes. Otherwise, you can grab your friends and check it out on the big screen soon enough.

Sound City showcases colorful dialogue with many of the world’s top artists and producers, surrounding the crown jewel recording console that brought their work to life. It tells the story of an organic work ethic that survived the wave of technological advancement many believe has undone the raw roots of music’s past.

Music and documentary connoisseurs alike will love this flick!

Image courtesy of Sound City Movie

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