Word comes from NME that Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand is almost done work on its sophomore effort. The band has been locked in the studio since January 2005, and details about the highly anticipated release are beginning to pour out.
The follow-up to 2004's very successful Franz Ferdinand is due sometime this September, and will come with the exact same title. Chalk it up to inventiveness, laziness, or a strange fascination with Zeppelin, but according to the interview, the only difference between the two will be the colour scheme. The band's debut was brown, orange, and cream, while the new LP will be decked out in black, red, and pale green.
"The whole point is that the album doesn't have a title, said lead singer Alex Kapranos. "We decided quite a while ago that we didn't want to give any of the albums titles, they were just going to be called Franz Ferdinand."
The band is currently deciding on a track list for the "red and green" Franz Ferdinand, choosing from 16 songs. Some of the tracks that might be included are the following: "Outsiders," "Walk Away," "Eleanor, Put Your Boots Back On," "You Could Have It So Much Better," "What You Meant," "Well, That Was Easy," "Evil and a Heathen," "Your Diary," "I'm Your Villain," "Turn It On," and "Do You Want To?."
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt