After a four year respite since the release of Tonight, Franz Ferdinand is busy recording what will be its fourth studio album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, due out on August 26 in the U.S. via Domino. Self-producing and recording in their own studio the band seems to be taking a very holistic approach to this record.
There are some rumors and murmurs on what the new album will have in store—just listen to the quick clip in the teaser video below—but the likelihood of hearing it from the source is next to nil. Kapranos is keeping this record on the DL for now as he feels the last record was tainted by a lot of pre-release “bullshit.”

Tracklist For Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action:
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 And Friends