Franz Ferdinand and Sparks Announce Debut Collaborative Album, “FFS”

Image Courtesy of Domino RecordsFFS, the new band made up of Franz Ferdinand and long-running art rockers Sparks, will release their debut, self-titled album on June 9. The first official single from FFS is due out later this month, but in the meantime, the collaborative band has shared the first song they recorded for the album, entitled "P**s Off." You can listen to "P**s Off" now on YouTube.

FFS will also be touring Europe in support of their debut album beginning in June.

Sparks have been fans of Franz Ferdinand since the release of the latter bands' debut album and its hit single, "Take Me Out," though the official collaboration between the two bands didn't begin until 2013 when they met at Coachella.

"The real motivation was to make something new," says Franz frontman Alex Kapranos in a statement. "Not 'Franz featuring [Sparks'] Russell Mael,' or 'Sparks with Franz Ferdinand backing them."

"You can't chart what is Sparks and what is Franz Ferdinand,” adds Sparks' Ron Mael. "I think each band unconsciously relinquished a little of who they were in order to enter new territory."

Here is the track list for FFS:

"Johnny Delusional"
"Call Girl"
"Dictator’s Son"
"Little Guy from the Suburbs"
"Police Encounters"
"Save Me from Myself"
"So Desu Ne"
"The Man Without a Tan"
"Things I Won’t Get"
"The Power Couple"
"Collaborations Don’t Work"
"P**s Off"

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