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Franz Ferdinand Go Deutsche for New Wave B-Side ‘Erdbeer Mund’

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…
Chris Martins / February 28, 2014

Franz Ferdinand Boss Takes Back Implication Pharrell Ripped Him Off

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…
Kyle McGovern / February 3, 2014

Franz Ferdinand Boss Implies Pharrell Stole His Riffs for Paloma Faith’s New Single

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…
Chris Martins / January 31, 2014

Hear Liv Spencer’s Disco-Propelled Remix of Franz Ferdinand’s ‘Right Action’

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…
Kyle McGovern / November 25, 2013

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…
Kyle McGovern / November 19, 2013

Take Us Out: Franz Ferdinand Return to NYC for One-Night Stand

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…
Kyle McGovern / October 23, 2013

ACL Music Festival 2013: SPIN’s Best Live Photos From Sunday

Atoms for Peace, Phoenix, Franz Ferdinand, Phosphorescent, MS MR and, yes, Lionel Richie cap off the fest's final day.
Jolie Ruben / October 7, 2013

Daft Punk Flatter Franz Ferdinand With Hands-Off ‘Take Me Out’ Remix

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…
Kyle McGovern / September 20, 2013

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,…
Kyle McGovern / September 9, 2013

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…
Barry Walters / August 26, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Franz Ferdinand, Neko Case, Puscifer, Volcano Choir, and More

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,…
Kyle McGovern / August 22, 2013

Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos: ‘Don’t Be an Asshole’

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…
Dani Bronstein / August 21, 2013

Austin City Limits 2013 Late-Night Shows: QOTSA, Franz, Vampire Weekend, More

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…
Kyle McGovern / August 20, 2013

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…
Kyle McGovern / July 30, 2013

Watch Franz Ferdinand’s Lynchian Burlesque ‘Love Illumination’ Video

Franz Ferdinand are missing no promo opportunities as the dapper Scots prep for their upcoming fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (due out August 27…
Marc Hogan / July 25, 2013

Stream Franz Ferdinand’s Entire ‘Live on Letterman’ Webcast

Franz Ferdinand are promising Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action on August 27. In advance of their upcoming fourth album, the Scottish post-punks played a Live…
Kyle McGovern / July 23, 2013

Franz Ferdinand Hijack a Parisian Hotel in Live ‘Love Illumination’ Video

Late last month, Franz Ferdinand shared "Right Action" and "Love Illumination," the first two tastes off of the dancing Scots' upcoming fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right…
Kyle McGovern / July 12, 2013

Damon Albarn Confirms Blur LP, Works With Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Franz Ferdinand Friends

This Saturday (July 13), London will play host to the Independent Label Market, an annual event that gives music imprints the opportunity to sell directly…
Chris Martins / July 8, 2013

Franz Ferdinand Take ‘Right Action’ Out for the Right, Retro-Themed Video

Franz Ferdinand are coming correct. The first two tracks we've heard from the peppy Scottish post-punks' first album four years — Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right…
Marc Hogan / July 8, 2013

Hear Franz Ferdinand’s Well-Timed ‘Love Illumination’ and ‘Right Action’

Michaels of the world rejoice — Franz Ferdinand are dancing again. The Glaswegian post-punk posse are prepping their fourth full-length at last. Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right…
Chris Martins / June 27, 2013
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