Franz Ferdinand

Collective Concerts Presents

Franz Ferdinand

Omni

Fri, June 2, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm

The Danforth Music Hall

Toronto, ON

$35 -$40

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This event is 19 and over

Franz Ferdinand - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Franz Ferdinand
"Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action," the fourth studio album by Franz Ferdinand, will be released by Domino on 27th August 2013.
This exuberant, unencumbered record is the first from the Glasgow band since 2009's "Tonight." They seem to have rediscovered the imagination, vitality and fun found on their classic, era-encapsulating debut Franz Ferdinand.
Recorded over the last year at Kapranos's Scottish studio, McCarthy's Sausage Studios in London, Club Ralph and a couple of trips to Stockholm and Oslo, the LP cements their status as a unique and adventurous British band: emboldened by a decade's undreamt-of worldwide success, but still daring and defiant. It's an ecstatic rejection of the drab conventions often accompanying that level of attention and expectation.
When asked for a quote, Kapranos came back with: "The Intellect Vs The Soul, played out by some dumb band." (*) God knows what that means, but the lyrics do seem more poetic this time. There were a few interesting collaborations, but more of that later...
The ten songs that make up "Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action" take what propelled Franz Ferdinand from the incestuous Glasgow Art School world to, well, the entire world -- painterly lyrical detail, heavyweight hooks, precise aesthetic vision and that uncanny ability to marry arch artistic sensibility with pop punch -- and push it even further. The breadth of influence, musicality and invention on show here is enormous. If this is unmistakably a Franz Ferdinand record, it is as much by virtue of its sonic daring and perfectly patch-worked eclecticism as the timeless songwriting flair that has long been their calling card.
Franz Ferdinand are still Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Bob Hardy and Paul Thomson. There's still no one like them.
"Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action" will be available on CD (WIGCD255), deluxe limited edition double CD (WIGCD255X), LP (WIGLP255), via digital download (WIG255D) and a Deluxe DomMart only double LP (WIGLP255X) -- packaged in a hand numbered die-cut gatefold sleeve. The exclusive bonus disc in both the double CD and double LP, entitled "Right Notes, Right Words, Wrong Order," is a document of a thrilling live session captured at the legendary Konk Studios in London.
In addition, Domino will be releasing "Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action -- The Passport Edition." Limited to 500 worldwide, "The Passport Edition" features a deluxe edition of each physical format of the album, all 7"s and 12" singles and access to the highest quality audio files possible as well as exclusive tracks and content.
* He said something on his Twitter about being "The Last Bastard Of British Pop" which sounded better, but apparently he's "bored of that one" now.
Omni - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Omni
Framed from within the relentless heatwave of Atlanta, Georgia, Omni cuts through the oppressive humidity of the gilded southern capital with a cool and breezy combo of lo-fi nonchalance. In paying homage to post-punk forebears like Pylon, Wire and Devo, Omni exploits a succinct and focused sound in their 2016 debut. Strung taut with wiry guitar and incisive rhythms, their approach is not without plenty of sneaky, danceable melodies to round off the hard angles. Indeed, 'Deluxe' represents a mission statement to cruise a steady though lavish wave of disenchantment like it was 1979.


'Multi-Task’ is an improvement to that surefire philosophy. Where guitarist Frankie Broyles once kept his noodling perfectly strict and razor-sharp, he now fans and stretches out, allowing his silvery tone to breathe in a way that summons the art and funk of Roxy Music, or occasionally even the cheekiness of Sparks. Vocalist and bassist Philip Frobos continues to ebb and flow with his crisp and oft-detouring beats. Philip's stony voice retains a detached stoicism with hints of spirit sneaking in here and there. On the road for a solid year and left to finish the record in between tours, Omni ratchets the fidelity higher as the punk gets more 'proto' and less ‘post'—all while the decade melts away - ex post facto, into the late 60s and early 70s. Welcome in the eccentricities, guys.


With 'Multi-task', Omni capitalizes on the indulgences of ‘Deluxe’ melodically, rythmically and in their aesthetic indifference. In doing so, they never sound ostentatious during any facet of their evolution. It’s with that expert handling of subtlety that the power trio—recently bolstered by the addition of ex-Warehouse drummer Doug Bleichner—has managed so much of its charm in its brief history. Luxuriate in two-minute track after three-minute track of covert hooks that lock into subconsciouses and keep the record spinning, front to back to front again.
Venue Information:
The Danforth Music Hall
147 Danforth Ave
Toronto, ON, M4K 1N2
http://thedanforth.com/