The optimism of László Moholy-Nagy is staggering. Here was an artist who, born into difficult circumstances in a small farming village in southern Hungary, turned 19 just eight days before Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated at Sarajevo in 1914, igniting the fuse of the Great War. Moholy-Nagy...
Think back to your iPod circa the mid-2000s, what music was on it? If you’re like the Gizmodo staff, you probably had a healthy mix of hip-hop, rock, and pop. 50 Cent? Yes. Franz Ferdinand? Absolutely! Evanescence? Don’t try to deny it. J-Kwon? Fuck. Yes. Read more...
The brainchild of Midlake’s Eric Pulido, the band BNQT was first announced at the end of 2015, though it’s been slow going in terms of new information. The band was then known as Banquet and has since changed its name to BNQT while also finishing a debut album that’s slated for release on April 28. Show More Summary
Off the collective's debut full-length, Volume 1.
BNQT is conceived and led by Eric Pulido of Midlake, featuring Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses, Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, Fran Healy of Travis, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy with backing from other Midlake members McKenzie Smith (drums), Joey McClellan (guitar) and Jesse Chandler (keys). Continue reading…
At the end of 2015, it was revealed that members of Midlake, Grandaddy, Band of Horses, Franz Ferdinand, and Travis had formed a new supergroup and were at work on a new album. At last, the debut album from BNQT (shortened from the previously reported “Banquet”) has been announced. Show More Summary
Also: The Weeknd, T-Pain, Flume, Miike Snow, Kesha, Franz Ferdinand, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Hamilton Leithauser, and more. Continue reading…
Sounds like: The Rural Alberta Advantage, Franz Ferdinand, Everything Everything, Karkwa Song: Le Trouble - Vampires What's so good? It didn't take long for Montreal-based Le Trouble to win me over with their brand of in-your-face indie rock. Show More Summary
Our Top 10 Comments of the Week: Readers debate punishment for Russian hacking, the reverberations of several celebrity deaths and the fate in history of 2016.
Geopolitics shape events, not the other way around. The assassination does not upset Russo-Turkish relations.
Social Cues: Also trending on social media are Archduke Franz Ferdinand and #ScroogeChristmasCarols.
Rumors of World War 3 have been brewing all year, but the death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria — which many blame for the incitement of World War 1 — is being called the historical equal of the assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, whose executioner is currently being described by the media as... Show More Summary
After today’s shooting of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, a number of observers have been comparing the assassination to the 1914 killing of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the beginning of World War I. The idea seems to be taking hold: The...Show More Summary
Sounds like: Todd Terje, Soulwax, Sebastian Song: Temples - Certainty (Franz Ferdinand Remix) What's so good? Yes, that's right, Franz Ferdinand have made a good, nice remix. They haven't just made a good, nice remix though. This is more than that. Show More Summary
Sounds like: Franz Ferdinand, The Walkmen Song: The Buttertones - Colorado What's so good? The Buttertones' "Colorado" is energetic and an all-encompassing surf rock anthem. This track waits for no one as it glides through a fast-paced beat and handclaps to boot. Show More Summary
Dave Eggers’ 30 Days, 30 Songs project, which is releasing anti-Trump music every day until the election, has already given us Death Cab For Cutie’s “Million Dollar Loan” and Franz Ferdinand’s “Demagogue,” and now it’s kicking off its second week with a new track from Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf’s group El Vy. Show More Summary
Here’s something for anybody who wants to unwind on a Friday evening without letting go of the ball of Donald Trump-directed rage nestled in the pits of their guts: “Demagogue,” a new track from Franz Ferdinand. The song doesn’t mention...Show More Summary
Sounds like: The Jones Revival, Pixies, Kaiser Chiefs Song: Franz Ferdinand - Demagogue What's so good? Wow. Franz Ferdinand, dusting off their instruments for one-off return to the music sphere. To what do we owe this pleasure, youShow More Summary
The latest entry in the 30 Days, 30 Songs anti-Trump program tells it like it is.