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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Fiona Apple and Blake Mills at Merriam Theater, Oldermost at Boot & Saddle, Lee Fields and the Expressions at Arden Gild Hall and more

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Fiona Apple and singer/songwriter Blake Mills bring their collaborative Anything We Want tour to Merriam theater tonight. Apple’s sultry vocals and damaged goods attitude should combine well with the innovative guitar stylings of Mills. The pair will unite on songs as well as perform their own individual music. Get tickets and more information on the show here.

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Listen to Franz Ferdinand on World Cafe (XPN Welcomes them to the Tower Theatre on 10/19)

franzferdinand Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand recently visited World Cafe with host David Dye. The band just released a new album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, their first new album in four years. They play the Tower Theatre on Saturday, October 19th. Go here for tickets and more information. During the World Cafe session the band performed “Right Action,” “Evil Eye,” “Love Illumination,” and “Fresh Strawberries,” all from the new album.

Listen to the session here.

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Watch Franz Ferdinand’s full Live at Letterman set (playing Tower Theater on 10/19)

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Franz Ferdinand are getting ready to release their fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions on August 26th.  Based on the singles and live recordings that have come out this summer, it’s gonna be a killer album.  On Monday night, the group appeared on Live at Letterman, and their 48-minute several new songs. Watch the entire performance below and be sure to catch them when they play The Tower Theater this October.

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Franz Ferdinand release new video for “Right Action” (playing The Tower 10/19)

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Scottish indie-rock outfit Franz Ferdiand, recently released two singles from their forthcoming album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, and they’ve now put out a video for one of those tracks, “Right Action.” The rest of the album is due out at the end of August via Domino, and the band will be headed out on tour in support of it. They’ll be paying a visit to the Tower Theater, on October 19th. Tickets are on sale now, and more info can be found here. Watch the “Right Action” video below.

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Franz Ferdinand shares two new tracks (playing The Tower 10/19)

Franz-Right-Thoughts-Right-Words-Right-ActionsGlasgow-based indie rockers Franz Ferdinand announced last month that they’ll be releasing their fourth full-length record, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, this August, via Domino. They’ve now shared two tracks, “Right Action” and “Love Illumination”, from that forthcoming release on Youtube. The band has been playing both, along with other material off of Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, frequently during their live shows, yet this is the first of the studio recordings to be released. Franz Ferdinand will be in town this coming fall, for a show at The Tower, on October 19th, during their tour supporting the new album. Tickets are on sale now. Find more information here, and check out both new tracks, as well the track-list for Right Thoughts, below.

Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action Tracklist:
01. Right Action
02. Evil Eye
03. Love Illumination
04. Stand on the Horizon
05. Fresh Strawberries
06. Bullet
07. Treason! Animals.
08. The Universe Expanded
09. Brief Encounters
10. Goodbye Lovers & Friends