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I was on a bit of a Franz Ferdinand kick the other day when I discovered they have a new album about to come out (don't you just love when that happens), a collaborative album with LA duo Sparks which they have aptly named FFS. Heard a few tracks and I'm digging it! I like the dual back and forth vocals, and the sound which is a bit more theatrical. Show More Summary

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The weekend of 12-14 June 1914 was a busy one at Konopischt, the hunting lodge and favourite home of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Here he could indulge his passion for field sports, and here he and his wife, Sophie, could escape the stultifying conventions of the Habsburg court in Vienna. Show More Summary

Album Review: FFS – FFS

The supergroup of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks draws out the best in the two celebrated indie acts.

FFS (Franz Ferdinand + Sparks) share "Cool Girl" and "Johnny Delusional" video from debut album

by Bill Pearis Franz Ferdinand and Sparks will release their collaborative FFS album on June 9 and it pretty much sounds like what you'd expect. Which is a good thing, and actually sounds better than what you might expect. They...

FFS – “Call Girl”

FFS is the supergroup team-up of Franz Ferdinand — all four members — and the influential ’70s studio-pop weirdos Sparks. Their self-titled debut as a unit is out in a couple of weeks. Together, these guys have all found the same playful, cheeky power-pop wavelength. We’ve heard their songs “Piss Off,” “Johnny Delusional,” and “Collaborations […]

Franz Ferdinand and Sparks (FFS) Share "Johnny Delusional" Video

FFS is the supergroup collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks. Their self-titled album is coming on June 9 via Domino. Today, they've shared the video for the album's opening track "Johnny Delusional". Directed by AB/CD/CD (Panda...Show More Summary

FFS – “Johnny Delusional” Video

The Franz Ferdinand/Sparks collab FFS have released a video for their darkly clever dance-punk/New Wave hybrid “Johnny Delusional.” The clip casts Alex Kapranos and Russell Mael as dweeby office drones flailing for attention from the ladies in their vicinity. It’s doing its job of enticing me to check out FFS’ self-titled LP, which is coming […]

Movie Review: The Water Diviner

I’ve always had a fascination with World War I, partially because we barely spent any time on it in school- there was Franz Ferdinand, and trenches, and mustard gas, and then everyone got together and decided it was Germany’s fault, and then there was a Long Afternoon and then WWII happened. Show More Summary

HOW TO STOP KILLER ASTEROIDS: Only vigilance and ingenuity stand between Earth and oblivion. I h…

HOW TO STOP KILLER ASTEROIDS: Only vigilance and ingenuity stand between Earth and oblivion. I had an idea for a science fiction story: Man travels back in time to prevent assassination of Franz Ferdinand, and successfully prevents World War I, and, by extension, World War II. The result is a century of peace and prosperity, […]

FFS – “Collaborations Don’t Work”

Look what we have here, an ironically titled Franz Ferdinand song! The nervy British indie rock group recently teamed with the cult ’70s brotherly duo Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks to form a supergroup called FFS, so the song title “Collaborations Don’t Work” is obviously a jab at their own endeavor. But what follows […]

FFS: Johnny Delusional

Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand teamed up with iconic L.A. new wave act Sparks for a new album. The track Johnny Delusional feels like it crash landed on our planet from early ’80s time travelers. Pre-order the album on iTunes now.

FFS – “Johnny Delusional”

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Earlier this year Franz Ferdinand and Sparks announced that they’d be forming a super group called FFS and releasing a self-tilted collaborative album. We previously heard “Piss Off” and a few brief seconds of another track “The Domino Effect,” but today they’ve given us a full new one called “Johnny Delusional.” It splits the difference […]

Franz Ferdinand & Sparks share "Piss Off" from collaborative FFS album which is out in June

by Bill Pearis Franz Ferdinand and Sparks have details on their collaborative FFS album. That self-titled LP (cover art above) will be out June 9 via Domino and you can check out the tracklist below. (Preorders are available.) While the...

FFS (Franz Ferdinand & Sparks) – “Piss Off”

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last month, we learned that all four members of Franz Ferdinand had teamed up with Sparks, the culty, idiosyncratic ’70s group who served as an inspiration to them, to form a new band called FFS. Together, the six members of the supergroup have recorded a self-titled debut album that’ll be out later this spring. They […]

Franz Ferdinand and Sparks Announce Self-Titled Album as FFS

Franz Ferdinand and Sparks have announced a self-titled debut album under their combined alias FFS, a collaboration that they previously teased with a short trailer. FFS was produced by John Congleton and is set for release on June 8 via Domino. Show More Summary

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