[one_half last=”yes”]FRANZ FERDINAND
Late Night Tales
Label: Late Night Tales
01. Franz Ferdinand – Leaving My Old Life Behind (Exclusive Cover Version)
02. R. Stevie Moore – I’m Only Sleeping
03. The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – Eighteen Is Over The Hill
04. Sandy Nelson – Let There Be Drums
05. Life Without Buildings – New Town
06. Can – Connection
07. The Liminanas – The Darkside
08. Ian Dury – Reasons To Be Cheerful (Part 3)
09. Disco Dub Band – For The Love Of Money
10. Zapp – More Bounce To The Ounce
11. Serge Gainsbourg – Requiem Pour Un Con
12. Lee “Scratch” Perry – Disco Devil
13. James Brown – King Heroin
14. Carrie Cleveland – Love Will Set You Free
15. Paul McCartney & Wings – Nineteen Hundred & Eighty Five
16. Boards of Canada – Reach For The Dead
17. Oneohtrix Point Never – Zebra
18. Justus Köhncke – Old Man
19. American Spring – Sweet Mountain
20. Alex Kapranos – Defibrillator (Spoken Word)
NBHAP Rating: 3,5/5
Take Me Out
Scottish indie rock quartet FRANZ FERDINAND is the latest act to contribute their definition of a nightly soundtrack for the legendary Late Night Tales series. They follow enjoyable recent contributions by RÖYKSOPP or the tropical journey of FRIENDLY FIRES. And like every band they leave their very own mark on the series.
A night out with Alex Kapranos and his boys definitely sounds different than one with METRONOMY. FRANZ FERDINAND start the sampler with solid songwriting material, including their gentle cover of Leaving My Old Life Behind by JONATHAN HALPER. Later on, CAN and the inevitable SERGE GAINSBOURG take us through psychedelic territory straight into the shimmering nightlife. The British indie rockers definitely chose a few lovely tunes right here.
Later on, right after McCARTNEY and his WINGS it also gets electronic on the mixtape of FRANZ FERDINAND. BOARDS OF CANADA deliver shimmering ambient material and the almighty JUSTUS KÖHNCKE even delivers a cover of NEIL YOUNG’s old man. And at the end Mr. Kapranos himself reads us a good-night story. Well, these gentlemen proved to be perfect host for a late night out.
FRANZ FERDINAND’s very own ‘Late Night Tales’ compilation honours the legendary sampler series by delivering a diversified and joyful mixtape for a chilled night out.