Franz Ferdinand Strip It Down For The Nighttime

noah | August 11, 2008 3:00 am

ARTIST: Franz Ferdinand TITLE: “Lucid Dreams” WEB DEBUT: Aug. 11, 2008

ONE-LISTEN VERDICT: The new song from the Scottish outfit Franz Ferdinand is streaming from a Web page that’s decorated with a spinning turntable, and the band has helpfully added in some pops and scratches so that you can get the vinyl experience while listening at your desk. There’s also something curiously retro about the track; “Lucid Dreams” dispenses with the bass-forward bombast of stadium anthems like “Take Me Out” for a more treble-heavy sound that makes it sound like it could have been a track left off one of the Nuggets box sets by accident. I’m pretty much a sucker for most of this band’s output, and “Lucid Dreams” doesn’t disappoint in any way; if anything, the leaner sound displayed here is making me even more excited for their future output.

WHERE TO FIND IT: The band’s official site has helpfully supplied the below embed, although you’ll have to give up an e-mail address if you want to hear the whole song.