​Franz Ferdinand Reveal 'Always Ascending' LP, Share Title Track

The Scottish group will also play Canada on a world tour
​Franz Ferdinand Reveal 'Always Ascending' LP, Share Title Track
Franz Ferdinand will release a new album titled Always Ascending early next year. It's due out on February 9 via Domino.
 
The new LP marks the band's follow-up to 2013's Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions, and their first since revising the group's lineup. Last year, the Scottish indie rockers announced the departure of founding member Nick McCarthy; Julian Corrie and Dino Bardot have since joined the band on keyboards and guitar, respectively.
 
The 10 new tracks on Always Ascending were recorded between RAK Studios in London and Motorbass in Paris with the help of producer Philippe Zdar (Phoenix, Cassius, Beastie Boys). According to frontman Alex Kapranos, Franz Ferdinand's latest full-length offering sounds "simultaneously futuristic and naturalistic."
 
The first listen to the upcoming record has been revealed with the release of its title track. Scroll past the full LP tracklisting to stream "Always Ascending" below.
 
The band will also embark on a world tour later this year, including Canadian stops in Vancouver and Toronto. See the full list of upcoming shows below, as well.
 
Always Ascending:
 
1. Always Ascending
2. Lazy Boy
3. Paper Cages
4. Finally
5. The Academy Award
6. Lois Lane
7. Huck and Jim
8. Glimpse of Love
9. Feel the Love Go
10. Slow Don't Kill Me Slow
 
Tour dates:
 
10/27 Murcia, Spain - Plaza de Toros
10/28 Bilbao, Spain - BIME Live
12/04 Seattle, WA - Showbox Market
12/05 Vancouver, BC - Commodore
12/06 Vancouver, BC - Commodore
12/07 Portland, OR - Theater of the Clouds
12/09 Pomona, CA - Glasshouse
12/10 Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
01/25 Tokyo, Japan - Shinkiba Studio Coast
02/10 Galway, Ireland - Leisureland
02/11 Dublin, Ireland - Olympia Theatre
02/13 Manchester, UK - Royal Albert Hall
02/14 Nottingham, UK - Rock City
02/16 Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy
02/17 Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy
02/19 Leeds, UK - O2 Academy
02/20 Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy
02/21 Bristol, UK - O2 Academy
02/23 Cambridge, UK - Corn Exchange
02/24 London, UK - O2 Brixton Academy
02/25 Brighton, UK - Dome
02/27 Paris, France - La Zénith
02/28 Brussels, Belgium - Forest National
03/01 Hamburg, Germany - Mehr! Theater
03/03 Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli Vrendenburg
03/04 Groningen, Netherlands - De Oosterpoort
03/05 Cologne, Germany - Palladium
03/07 Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom
03/08 Warsaw, Poland - Stodola
03/09 Prague, Czech Republic - Forum Karlin
03/11 Zurich, Switzerland - Halle 622
03/12 Munich, Germany - Tonhalle
03/13 Vienna, Austria - Gasometer
03/15 Bologna, Italy - Unipol Arena
03/17 Madrid, Spain - La Riviera
03/19 Toulouse, France - Zenith
03/20 Montpellier, France - Zenith Sud
03/21 Lyon, France - Amphi 3000
03/23 Rennes, France - Liberte
03/24 Caen, France - Zenith
04/08 Toronto, ON - Rebel
04/10 Boston, MA - House of Blues
04/11 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
04/13 Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
04/16 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
04/27 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
04/28 Kansas City, MO - The Truman
04/30 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
05/02 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
05/07 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
05/08 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
05/11 Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
05/13 San Diego, CA - North Park at the Observatory
05/15 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
05/17 Oakland, CA - The Fox Theatre