Legendary alternative rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers (RHCP) have a surprise for you. And trust me, if you’re a fan, you’re going to love it: Although the group is currently on a world tour, RHCP have made time to unleash 18 previously unreleased tracks from the I’m with You sessions. The catch? The tracks will be released in pairs over the next six months, both digitally and as A-sides and B-sides on seven-inch vinyl records.
Fans will be able to combine the covers of the nine records to create one large piece of artwork.
The first pair of songs to be released will be “Strange Man” and “Long Progression” on Aug. 14. Following that will be “Magpies” and “Victorian Machinery,” on Sept. 11. The third pair, consisting of “Never Is A Long Time” and “Love Of Your Life,” will drop on Oct. 2. Although the remaining song pairs haven’t been announced, their release dates are as follows: Nov. 6, Dec. 4 and Dec. 18. You can expect the last pairs to drop some time next year.
Until then, if they’re coming to a town near you (I’m looking at you 2012 ACL-ers) check them out.