RIYL: Interpol, The Bravery, any of the previous Franz Ferdinand records
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.
âAlways Ascendingâ the new album from Franz Ferdinand, is being released by Domino on Friday the 9th of February. Nothing short of a rebirth, the albumâs 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 âAlways Ascendingâ HERE and download or stream it HERE.
âAlways Ascendingâ 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. âAlways Ascendingâ shows Franz Ferdinand broadening their palate, as exuberant as it is euphoric, creating a sound that singer, Alex Kapranos, refers to as âsimultaneously futuristic and naturalistic.â
From the city which jointly played host to the albumâs conception, the band will mark the announcement of âAlways Ascendingâ with a live streamed launch event at Parisâs Point EphĂŠmĂ¨re, 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.
âAlways Ascendingâ 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 âAlways Ascendingâ is as follows:
The Academy Award
Huck And Jim
Glimpse Of Love
Feel The Love Go
Slow Donât Kill Me Slow
Listen on Spotify
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