Snap Judgment: Franz Ferdinand come smashing back with 'Lucid Dreams'

"Lucid Dreams," the new teaser track from Franz Ferdinand, has been firmly stuck on repeat for me ever since those mischievous Scots dropped it on us unawares recently (h/t) — and it’s not even in my iTunes. I’ve been going back to their official site and clicking "play" to make the little turntable stream this tune over and over again for days. Give it a try yourself (below) and you’ll see why. Mostly, I just can’t get enough of that rough-tumbling guitar riff that anchors the song. Alex Kapranos is in fine form, too, even if I can’t quite figure out what’s going on with his geography-heavy lyrics. (Istanbul! Alexandria! Ithaca!) So catchy. Franz Ferdinand still haven’t penciled in a release date for their next album — but did anyone else just get a lot more excited for whenever it arrives?

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  • canuck1975

    This ffire is even more out of control! AWESOMENESS!

  • junior

    It’s good, but it’s also very familiar which may or may not be a good thing.

  • raj

    i’m still having trouble getting “take me out” out of my head

  • Winona

    I like it – and MAJOR points for the authentic record-crackle, too.

  • Yss

    I love the turntable sound. The song is pretty great!!!

  • Sara

    I love Franz Ferdinand. This is very exiting news! Good song. It’s just familiar enough to make me happy but different enough to not be boring.

  • Heather

    Catchy and cool. Love the turntable. But, yeah, a little too familiar. Um… slightly worried

  • Jennifer

    I missed these guys! Good stuff, I like it.

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