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Franz Ferdinand have released “Demagogue,” the latest installment of the anti-Trump compilation 30 Days, 30 Songs. 30 Days, 30 Songs is a project organized by Dave Eggers that features a… More »


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Franz Ferdinand go totes Teutonic on their freshly shared B-side “Erdbeer Mund.” Alex Kapranos, Twitter-beef quasher extraordinaire, sings in German throughout the entire song, which happens to be jaunty Gary… More »


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Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos has backtracked on his implication that Pharrell Williams pinched the riff from “Take Me Out” for Paloma Faith’s recent single “Can’t Rely on You.” The… More »


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Heavy is the head that wears the gigantic hat. The hit-making, Grammy-recognized mountie otherwise known as Pharrell Williams has been accused of musical thievery once again. But while it was… More »


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Franz Ferdinand staged a triumphant return earlier this year with their excellent fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. On December 2, the Scottish foursome will take a victory… More »


Watch Franz Ferdinand’s Piercing ‘Bullet’ Video

In a recent backstage interview with SPIN, Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos shared some insight as to how the band crafted the set list for the tour behind this year’s… More »


Back in July, Franz Ferdinand played a surprise show at Glasslands, an intimate D.I.Y. outpost situated in North Brooklyn. Last night, the Glaswegian foursome returned to New York City to… More »


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Atoms for Peace, Phoenix, Franz Ferdinand, Phosphorescent, MS MR and, yes, Lionel Richie cap off the fest’s final day. … More »


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UPDATE: Turns out this seemingly anachronistic remix is, but surprise, actually from 2004. Several reputable outlets reported it as new, and many have since taken down their posts. It seems… More »


Watch Franz Ferdinand’s NSFW, Torture-Porny ‘Evil Eye’ Video

Franz Ferdinand are out for blood in the just-released video for “Evil Eye,” a tightly strutting highlight from the Glaswegian outfit’s latest album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. Directed… More »


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Franz Ferdinand’s ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action’ Is a Marvel of Relaxing Tension

Franz Ferdinand broke with Britpop the same way the Strokes declared war against mook rock. The Glasgow foursome studied art. They dressed up. They sang of sex and struck their… More »


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Happy Thursday! Look what we got you: Streams of new albums from Franz Ferdinand, Puscifer, Drumgasm, Forest Swords, and more. Enjoy.1) Franz Ferdinand, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. “Confident… More »


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Over the course of 13 years, Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos has proved himself a master of camouflaging his lyrical barbs in brightly melodic, dandyishly danceable indie rock. On “Stand… More »


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Queens of the Stone Age, Vampire Weekend, Franz Ferdinand, and the National will be pulling long hours at this year’s Austin City Limits Festival. They’ve all been lined up for the showcase’s… More »


Franz Ferdinand Cut Through ‘Conan’ With Well-Polished ‘Right Action’

Franz Ferdinand continue to make the rounds on the late-night talk show circuit. Just a week after they commandeered New York’s iconic Ed Sullivan Theater for a Live on LettermanMore »


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