To submit your selfies and outfits
August 11th 2014
September 1st 2014
To submit what Franz should wear:
July 25 2014
August 15th 2014
I’m going to push back the deadlines
Also PLEASE Keep spreading the word to other fans! this means a lot!
Late Night Tales Franz Ferdinand
Release date: 15th September 2014
Franz Ferdinand are welcomed into the Late Night Tales family with a diverse 20 track selection of musical influences, inspirations, diversions and discoveries.
The quartet have released four studio albums including their 2004 self-titled debut album, which went gold just about anywhere with a record store, as well as nabbing the Mercury Music Prize and a pair of Brits for Best British Group and Best British Rock Act. They’ve subsequently gone on to release You Could Have It So Much Better, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand and last year’s Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action.
Announcing itself with Franz Ferdinand’s own exclusive cover version of the hugely collectible ‘Leaving My Old Life Behind’, originally performed by Jonathan Halper, (which appeared on the cult Kenneth Anger movie Puce Moment), their Late Night Tales mix flows between dark and light, introspection and affection, dancing and horizontal appreciation.
Hear them join the dots between Can, Serge Gainsbourg and The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Sandy’s Nelson’s percussion work-out ‘Let There Be Drums’, the irrepressible Ian Dury, funky sensations Zapp and the Disco Dub Band and sonic explorer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry.
Record collectors will note the inclusion of Carrie Cleveland’s Northern Soul anthem ‘Love Will Set You Free’ - the LP attracts sales of £300+.
Also included are a set of waywardly brilliant cover versions: Justus Köhncke’s dizzy interpretation of Neil Young’s ‘Old Man’ and R. Stevie Moore’s ‘I’m Only Sleeping’.
It wouldn’t be right for Franz Ferdinand to produce a mix such as this without a nod to the country that brought them together, so Glasgow’s Life Without Buildings, whose uplifting ‘New Town’ appears alongside ‘Reach For The Dead’ by Boards Of Canada.
As they leave us wondering and wandering with American Spring’s Brian Wilson-produced ‘Sweet Mountain’, we take leave of our senses and suitcases on this tour bus of your mind. We’ve visited soul, funk, reggae, pop, Krautrock and others besides, but before we depart, Franz frontman Alex Kapranos provides a final farewell with the self penned story ‘Defibrillator’."When we first got the band together I made Alex a tape for his car, an old Merc estate that we spent a lot of time in, going to and from rehearsal spaces and gigs. All of our gear and the four of us could (almost) comfortably fit inside. It was all stuff I was listening to at the time, Dr Alimantado, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, Plaid, Johnny Dangerous amongst others. An ecletic mix or completely random and disjointed depending on your outlook, it was representative of all our individual idiosyncrasies that merged to form the sound of the band, although I wasn’t aware of this at the time. With this mix we tried to a similar thing, all of us selected the tunes, based on what we listen to on tour together and at home alone, any sustained moods or flows that occur are purely accidental. Oh yeah, the Merc estate got totalled and towed away with the tape still in the player." - Paul Thomson Franz Ferdinand July 2014Tracklisting
1. Franz Ferdinand - Leaving My Old Life Behind (Exclusive Cover Version)
2. R. Stevie Moore - I’m Only Sleeping
3. The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - Eighteen Is Over The Hill
4. Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums
5. Life Without Buildings - New Town
6. Can - Connection
7. The Liminanas - The Darkside
8. Ian Dury - Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3
9. Disco Dub Band - For The Love Of Money
10. Zapp - More Bounce To The Ounce
11. Serge Gainsbourg - Requiem Pour Un Con
12. Lee “Scratch” Perry - Disco Devil
13. James Brown - King Heroin
14. Carrie Cleveland - Love Will Set You Free
15. Paul McCartney & Wings - Nineteen Hundred & Eighty Five
16. Boards of Canada - Reach For The Dead
17. Oneohtrix Point Never - Zebra
18. Justus Köhncke - Old Man
19. American Spring - Sweet Mountain
20. Alex Kapranos – Defibrillator (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)
imagine if girls used the same style of joke to degrade men like “cool story bro now go chop some lumber”GO CHOP SOME LUMBER
"what r u doing out of the garage go fix my car"
"Don’t you have something to fix somewhere."
get some duct tape & fix that attitude
Don’t you have some jars you could be opening?
u know arctic monkeys is actually a cute name but when u see who’s in ithe band
vampire weekend is the opposite though
franz ferdinand is exactly what you expect
Listen to the preview of song Leaving My Old Life Behind (Exclusive Cover Version) by Franz Ferdinand from the album Late Night Tales Franz Ferdinand
This band makes covers better than the original!
The completely agree.
My answer to any potential boyfriend
My poor husband knows this only too well.
Polish doctor that refused to perform abortion named a “hero”
Dr Bogdan Chazan was visited by an expecting mother (32 weeks into pregnancy), who already had 5 miscarriages before and was worried about her health. It turned out that the fetus had hydrocephalus, undeveloped brain and was missing many bones from its skull. The Doctor refused to perform an abortion and didn’t send the woman to another hospital which could do so (according to polish law, if a doctor doesn’t want to perform an abortion, he has to choose another hospital which will agree to do so). Chazan was named a “local hero” and “true warrior of Jesus in the name of life of the unborn” by many polish politicians and catholic activists. He used conscience clause as an excuse for his actions.
The woman gave birth to the child through a C-section. She and her husband spent 10 painful days watching their deformed child die a horrible death. When she finally decided to speak out, she said:
“During these 10 days, no priest, no pro life activist or even dr Chazan came to see the child, to ask if they can help. It was really hard to look at our child. We knew what was coming, but it was still very hard to cope with”
Congratulations, pro-lifers - another “life” saved, another “happy” child and “happy” family.
It doesn’t matter what it was for (Halloween, a party, just felt like it). I want to see how many other people have done this.
Also feel free to add which brother(s).
Harpo and Groucho
This man is my spirit animal.
Don’t know if we can look at Coke every the same way again. Be prepared to cringe when you watch the full video here.
sugar caramelizes when heated, more shocking news to follow
It’s like that guy setting coffee creamer on fire and being like “people drink this stuff!” and it’s like yeah, a dry powder suspended in air is flammable, shock horror.
Never show these guys how candy is made, they’ll shit themselves.
*quietly facepalms forever*
I hate when people try to prove foods are unhealthy using properties utterly unrelated to their value as foods. You can make anything sound gross if you want to.
Did you know that salt is the same chemical we use to defrost sidewalks?!?!
Did you know that water is a major component in pig urine?!?!
Did you know that bread is made of wheat that has been ground into a powder and artificially reconstituted into a loaf shape using a fungus?!?!
Did u know that oxygen is what Hitler used to breathe?????
Bless all this
This is a healthy weight. I can’t believe I just had to drive my ass to the mall to prove it to my mom so I’m sharing this here too. Do me a favor and contact Josh or me if you’re worried about me or my actions. I am almost 29, not 12 so there is no need to call my mommy on me. Thanks.
In the immortal words of Alex, Fuck em! :) I think you look amazing and I’m very proud of you Lindsey! As long as you’re eating right and taking care of yourself that’s all that matters. ♥
I eat small meals throughout the day that are totally vegan with the exception of some cheese for a special treat now and then. I’m sure getting sober helped as well. I hate that I have a family member that texted and then called my mom to tell on me. My poor mom was so worried that there was literally nothing I could tell her to calm her down until I weighed myself in a public place and documented it. In the end, this person has shown me for the millionth time that I can’t trust her… oh and I’ve gained two pounds because of pizza.
Thanks for the encouragement, Cara. Love you. xoxo