Glasgow rockers Franz Ferdinand are streaming their latest album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions, in full one week ahead of its release date (August 27th via Domino Recording Co.) Take a listen now at NPR.
The bands fourth album to date, and first since 2009’s Tonight, was recorded over the last year in a number of different studios throughout the UK, Scotland, Sweden, and Norway. When asked for a quote by Domino, frontman Alex Kapranos came back with: “The Intellect Vs. The Soul, played out by some dumb band.”
According to the label, “The ten songs that make up Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action take what propelled Franz Ferdinand from the incestuous Glasgow Art School world to, well, the entire world – painterly lyrical detail, heavyweight hooks, precise aesthetic vision and that uncanny ability to marry arch artistic sensibility with pop punch and push it even further.”
Pre-orders for the album are ongoing. Below watch the video for “Love Illumination”:
Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action Tracklist:
01. Right Action
02. Evil Eye
03. Love Illumination
04. Stand on the Horizon
05. Fresh Strawberries
07. Treason! Animals.
08. The Universe Expanded
09. Brief Encounters
10. Goodbye Lovers & Friends