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Governors Ball 2017 Lineup Announced feat. Chance the Rapper, Tool, Phoenix, Childish Gambino

posted by Oscar January 4, 2017

The Governors Ball Music Festival today announced their 2017 lineup and it features Tool, Chance The Rapper, Phoenix, and Childish Gambino on the top of the bill.

Some of the other notable names on the roster include Lorde, Flume, Wu-Tang Clan, Logic, Cage The Elephant, Mark Ronson vs. Kevin Parker (of Tame Impala), Schoolboy Q, Franz Ferdinand,, Mac DeMarco, Charli XCX, Royal Blood, Danny Brown, Kehlani, The Orwells, and Zane Lowe. See the full lineup on the Governors Ball website.

Gov Ball will take place June 2-4 at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. Tickets go on sale Friday, 1/6 at 12pm EST: governorsballmusicfestival.com/tickets

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Franz Ferdinand Release Anti-Trump Track, “Demagogue”

posted by Oscar October 14, 2016

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Check out the latest offering from Franz Ferdinand titled, “Demagogue,” their anti-Trump song. A very fitting word to describe the Republican nominee for the presidency, and the lyrics mention “pussy-grabbing fingers” and “from the mob to chapter 11.” Overall it’s good to see these guys are back, and the throwback Punk appeal of this track is just as refreshing.

The song was released as part of the the 30 Days, 30 Songs program created by writer Dave Eggers that previously unleashed Death Cab for Cuties’ “Million Dollar Loan.” The program will release a new song everyday until Election Day (Tuesday, November 8).

Hear “Demagogue” below. Continue Reading

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FFS (Franz Ferdinand X Sparks) – “Collaborations Don’t Work”

posted by Oscar April 27, 2015

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The modern supergroup of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, FFS, have released their new single “Collaborations Don’t Work.”

The song is their latest from forthcoming self-titled album (due June 8th through Domino Records), and it’s got an early 20th century appeal to it with a cool, jangly piano part providing the backbone to this tune.

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Video: Franz Ferdinand – “Love illumination” for Empty Space #2 à l’Hôtel de Crillon in Paris

posted by Oscar July 14, 2013

On the second episode of La Blogotèque & Converse’s Empty Space series we see Franz Ferdinand play “Love Illumination, live from the very fancy Hôtel de Crillon in Paris. “…Illumination” was previously released along with “Right Action” as the first looks at Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, due out August 27 via Domino Records (August 26 for U.K. fans). Continue Reading

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Video: Franz Ferdinand – “Right Action”

posted by Oscar July 8, 2013

Scottish band Franz Ferdinand are back with the catchy hooks and dancing guitar sounds that helped them hit the mainstream and now they’ve released their video for their single “Right Action.” The track will appear on FF’s new album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions, dropping in the U.S. on August 27th.

Not only is the sound similar to what we’ve come to associate the band with, the visuals use some similar effects like the ones we saw on their hit track, “Take Me Out,” this time around we see the band itself performing the track and goofing around. Check it out above.

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Franz Ferdinand – ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action’ Album Trailer

posted by Oscar May 16, 2013

Scottish dance Rockers Franz Ferdinand have announced their new project, an album titled Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. The new album, out on Domino Records starting August 27 [26 in the UK], will be the band’s fourth studio release and will be available digitally, and on CD and vinyl.

See the new album’s trailer above. Pre-order Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action here.

(Spin)

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Coachella Adds Major Acts to Sideshows Lineup

posted by Oscar February 26, 2013

As it’s been well-known now, Coachella is all sold out! Despite the fact that the Indio, California festival will take place on two weekends (April 12-14 and April 19-21), there is not a ticket left for those dates but luckily the festival’s organizers (Goldenvoice) have put together a crazy awesome sideshows lineup for concertgoers to check out.

The sideshows will take place before, in between, and after Coachella, giving a chance to many more fans to see some of the acts that will be in town during those dates. Some of the artists on the Sideshows Lineup include Vampire Weekend, The xx, Passion Pit, Foals, 2 Chainz, Lou Reed, Franz Ferdinand and many others.

Follow @Goldenvoice and their website for more updates.