On the heels of their first new album in four years—Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions (Domino)—everyone’s favorite British popped-up post-punk revivalists, Franz Ferdinand, hit the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC last night, proving to their faithful fan base that a few years off hasn’t been for lack of energy. The show was a packed and crazed affair, with the band going absolutely firecracker all over the big Hammerstein stage. Our photog, Adela Loconte, was afraid some of the especially boppin’ balcony attendees might even fall off! The band seemed ready to get back into action full-on.
Frankie Rose, formerly of Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts, and other kicks-peering fuzzers has lifted her gaze towards the disco globe twirling above her echo-pop, and the sound fit into this larger setting just fine.
Photos by Adela Loconte