Franz Ferdinand at Coachella 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Right Action

Franz Ferdinand are back this year with their first new album since 2009, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. The album's not due out until August 27 via Domino, but today the band released a double a-side single that features album tracks "Right Action" and "Love Illumination." "Right Action" was produced by Hot Chip's Joe Goddard and Alexis Taylor, and mixed by Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, MGMT). Listen to both songs below.

Franz also announced a tour in support of the new album, which hits NYC on October 22 at Hammerstein Ballroom. Tickets for that show are still available.

Song streams below...


Franz Ferdinand - "Right Action"

Franz Ferdinand - "Love Illumination"

Franz Ferdinand - Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action tracklist
Right Action
Evil Eye
Love Illumination
Stand On The Horizon
Fresh Strawberries
Treason! Animals
The Universe Expanded
Brief Encounters
Goodbye Lovers & Friends

Franz Ferdinand -- 2013 Tour Dates
08/09 Krakow, PL Coke Live Festival
08/11 Budapest, HR Sziget Festival
08/15-17 Kiewit, BE Pukkelpop
08/15-17 St. Pölten, AT Frequency Festival
08/16-18 Biddinghuizen, NL Lowlands Festival
08/16-18 Hockenheim, DE Rock 'n' Heim
08/23 Saint-Cloud, FR Rock en Seine
08/24 Lausanne, FR For Noise Festival
08/30 Zurich, CH Zurich Open Air
09/01 Stradbally, IE Electric Picnic
09/05-08 Isle of Wight, UK Bestival
09/10 Magaluf de Mallorca Mallocra Rocks
09/11 Sant Antoni de Portmany de Ibiza Ibiza Rocks
09/14 Madrid, ES 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 Granada
10/09 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater
10/10 Chicago, IL The Vic
10/11-13 Austin, TX Austin City Limits
10/15 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
10/16 Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion
10/17 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, QC Metropolis
10/24 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
11/19 Tokyo, JP Zepp Tokyo
11/20 Tokyo, JP Zepp Tokyo
11/22 Osaka, JP Zepp Osaka