RIYL: Interpol, The Bravery, any of the previous Franz Ferdinand records

Label: Domino

Always Ascending, the new album from Franz Ferdinand, will be released by Domino on Friday, February 9th, 2018. Head on over to the Domino Mart for the blue & white marbled LP. As of now the marbled vinyl is only available as part of a bundle that includes a poster, signed photo print and yes, you guessed it, a tote bag. I’ll update the post if they list a way to score just the swirled vinyl without the other swag.

The Details

‘Always Ascending’ the new album from Franz Ferdinand, is being released by Domino on Friday the 9th of February. Nothing short of a rebirth, the album’s 10 songs are a triumphant recasting of the group, bursting with fresh ideas and vigorous sonic experimentation. You can listen to the first single, also titled ‘Always Ascending’ HERE and download or stream it HERE.

‘Always Ascending’ was recorded at RAK Studios, London and Motorbass in Paris, with the help of French producer extraordinaire Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Beastie Boys), the mutual affection between band and producer seeping into every dazzling groove. ‘Always Ascending’ shows Franz Ferdinand broadening their palate, as exuberant as it is euphoric, creating a sound that singer, Alex Kapranos, refers to as “simultaneously futuristic and naturalistic.”

From the city which jointly played host to the album’s conception, the band will mark the announcement of ‘Always Ascending’ with a live streamed launch event at Paris’s Point Ephémère, to be broadcast from the Franz Ferdinand Facebook page from 8.30pm BST tonight, Wednesday October 25, during which the band will preview a selection of their new recordings.

‘Always Ascending’ is available to pre-order via iTunes and all DSPs now and will be available on CD, vinyl and ltd edition cassette via DomMart, with a special DomMart edition, featuring marbled blue and white vinyl, with a signed print and tote bag.

Franz Ferdinand are Alex Kapranos, Bob Hardy, Paul Thomson, Julian Corrie and Dino Bardot.

The tracklisting for ‘Always Ascending’ is as follows:

Always Ascending
Lazy Boy
Paper Cages
Finally
The Academy Award
Lois Lane
Huck And Jim
Glimpse Of Love
Feel The Love Go
Slow Don’t Kill Me Slow

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