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Scottish band Franz Ferdinand.
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September 6, 2013 The always fashionable Glaswegians stop by the World Cafe studio to perform songs from their new album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action.
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Franz Ferdinand's latest album is titled Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action.
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August 24, 2013 "Too much jamming kills the band," the leader of the Glasgow quartet says. On the new Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, the band tries to lead with good concepts and let the music follow.
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Franz Ferdinand's new album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, comes out August 27.
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August 19, 2013 Almost 10 years after "Take Me Out" helped the band break through commercially, win a Mercury Prize and craft a zeitgeist-defining sound — and two years after a rumored breakup — the Glaswegian dance-rock outfit returns with its first new album since 2009.
Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos and Nick McCarthy during their performance on KCRW.
August 6, 2013 The charming Glaswegian rock band is back with a new album. Alex Kapranos and company give KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic a preview, featuring the album's first single, "Love Illumination."
July 8, 2013 The jangly, odd-ball single perfectly sums up reasons Franz Ferdinand made it into our hearts. Now it's got a new video, from the director who made the band's breakout clip, "Take Me Out."
March 13, 2009 The Scottish band Franz Ferdinand broke big in 2004, but to whom much is given, much is expected. Fortunately, "Can't Stop Feeling" finds the gangly mod-pop quartet tinkering with its formulas, implementing innovative production and unique instrumentation while retaining its core sound.
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January 8, 2007 Singer, guitarist, and author Alex Kapranos is the frontman for the Glasgow-based indie rock quartet Franz Ferdinand. The band, best known for its single "Take Me Out," has produced two hit CDs. Kapranos has a new book about eating on tour, called Sound Bites.
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August 8, 2006 Franz Ferdinand turns "Sorry Angel" — Serge Gainsbourg's tinny, mostly spoken-word meditation on regret — into a mostly sung dance-floor romp, complete with vintage cooing by Gainsbourg muse Jane Birkin.
October 24, 2005 The quartet has a passion for crafting pop hooks matched with complex, intimate lyrics — a creative formula that extends to their style, attitude and even the name of the band, named for a minor royal whose assassination sparked global change.
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October 12, 2005 Better dance music from Franz Ferdinand; Unreleased bonus tracks by Talking Heads; Canada's indie pop quartet Wolf Parade; Ancient China and Appalachia with Wu Man; Home recordings from Charlie Sexton; Pop jazz crooner Jamie Cullum; New York art rock trio Nada Surf; Sonic adventures with The Fiery Furnaces; Brash, bold rock from The Constantines.
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