Hear Two New Franz Ferdinand Tracks: “Love Illumination” + “Right Action”

Before Franz Ferdinand release their new album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action on August 26th, fans can listen to two of the album’s tracks, “Right Action” and “Love Illumination“. Their early release is the product of a 7” single released today by Domino, with both tracks included today. “Right Action” was produced by Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Alexis Taylor, and mixed by Dave Fridmann

Franz Ferdinand recorded the LP between frontman Alex Kapranos’ Scotland-based home studio, guitarist Nick McCarthy’s Sausage Studio in London, and during sessions in Stockholm and Oslo. The Scottish four-piece’s previous release came in 2009 with Tonight, its most popular singles being ”Ulysses” and “No You Girls”.

A press release mentions Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action having several “interesting” collaborations, including one with Veronica Falls’ Roxanne Clifford. A limited “Passport Edition” of the album will coincide with its release, and will include a double vinyl version of the album in a hand-numbered sleeve, a live studio recording called Right Notes, Right Words, Wrong Order, an extra 7? with two bonus tracks, a bonus 12?, and four postcards — each from a member of the band.

Check the track listing and upcoming tour dates below:

Franz Ferdinand - Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action

Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action track listing:

01 Right Action
02 Evil Eye
03 Love Illumination
04 Stand on the Horizon
05 Fresh Strawberries
06 Bullet
07 Treason! Animals.
08 The Universe Expanded
09 Brief Encounters
10 Goodbye Lovers & Friends

Franz Ferdinand 2013 tour dates:

08-09 Krakow, Poland – Coke Live Festival
08-11 Budapest, Hungary – Sziget
08-15-17 Hasselt-Kiewit, Belgium – Pukkelpop
08-15-17 St. Poelten, Austria – Frequency Festival
08-16-18 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands – Lowlands
08-16-18 Hockenheim, Germany – Rock’n’Heim
08-23 Saint-Cloud, France – Rock en Seine
08-24 Lausanne, Switzerland – For Noise Festival
08-30 – 09-01 Stradbally, Ireland – Electric Picnic
08-30 Zurich, Switzerland – Zurich Openair
09-05-08 Newport, Isle of Wight – Bestival
09-10 Magaluf, Spain – Mallorca Rocks
09-11 Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza – Ibiza Rocks
09-14 Madrid, Spain – DCode Festival
10-04 Houston, TX – House of Blues
10-05 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
10-04-06 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10-08 Lawrence, KS – The Granada
10-09 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
10-10 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
10-11-13 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10-15 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
10-16 Columbus, OH – The LC Pavilion
10-17 North Bethesda, MD – Music Center at Strathmore
10-19 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
10-20 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
10-22 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
10-23 Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis
10-23 Toronto, Ontario – Kool Haus
11-19 Toyko, Japan – Zepp Tokyo
11-20 Toyko, Japan – Zepp Tokyo
11-22 Osaka, Japan – Zepp Osaka

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