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Franz Ferdinand and Sparks Collaborate as FFS on New Self-Titled Album

Listen to New Song "Piss Off"

Apr 01, 2015 FFS Bookmark and Share

Glasgow, Scotland-based rock band Franz Ferdinand has joined forces with legendary Los Angeles duo Sparks to form the super-group FFS, announcing the release of their self-titled debut, due out June 9 via via Domino Records.

It’s a project that’s been a decade in the making, as Franz Ferdinand first met Russell and Ron Mael of Sparks back around the time of the Scottish band’s 2004 debut album and the idea to collaborate was hatched when Sparks attended a Los Angeles Franz Ferdinand show after they heard the band were big Sparks fans. When Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos ran into the Mael brothers again in San Francisco in 2013, while searching for a dentist, they reconnected and agreed to finally embark on the collaboration. FFS was eventually recorded in late 2014 and was produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Anna Calvi).

While the band has yet to release an official single, they are treating fans to the first song written for the album, “Piss Off,” which is in fact the last on the track-list. The unique tune features Beatles-esque harmonies, a chorus fit for a bar sing-a-long, and totally catchy harpsichord riffs.

Click below to listen to “Piss Off” and also check out the tracklist (plus that’s the album cover above) and some U.K. tour dates.

FFS Tracklist:

1. Johnny Delusional

2. Call Girl

3. Dictator’s Son

4. Little Guy From The Suburbs

5. Police Encounters

6. Save Me From Myself

7. So Desu Ne

8. The Man Without a Tan

9. Things I Won’t Get

10. The Power Couple

11. Collaborations Don’t Work

12. Piss Off

(The limited edition deluxe CD and double color vinyl will feature four bonus tracks: “So Many Bridges,” “King of the Song,” “Look At Me,” and “A Violent Death.”)

FFS Tour Dates:

Tuesday June 16 || Arts School || Glasgow, UK
Monday June 29 || The Troxy || London, UK
Monday August 24 || Festival Theatre || Edinburgh, UK
Tuesday August 25 || Albert Hall || Manchester, UK



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