Posts Tagged ‘Franz Ferdinand’

 

Oscar-winning French actress Marion Cotillard has teamed up with Scottish band Franz Ferdinand on a new track called “Eyes of Mars.”  The track was recorded to promote a new handbag by Dior, and can be streamed right here.

It’s honestly a pretty great collaboration – because it’s bizarre, but it works.  The verses have more of the Cotillard style, but the chorus is straight-up Ferdinand.  Both of them can’t ever really do bad in my book, so perhaps a little bias.  She’s hotter than ever, and they’re still churning out the hot tracks. Give it a listen.

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Who:

A six-man band from Brooklyn, by way of Missouri.

Comparisons:

A jazzier version of Cold War Kids with an Americanized taste of Scottish band Franz Ferdinand.

Worthy:

When you’re signed to the same label as Radiohead and Underworld, you have to believe you’re good.

Learn more:

Check out their tracks on their myspace page and check them out May 21st at Bowery Ballroom. Listen to “Percussion Gun” below.

White Rabbits:::”Percussion Gun”

Britney’s “Womanizer” continues to be the most covered song of the year, but no one would ever expect that Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand would join the party.

This isn’t even a song that they decided to cover at a recent show, only to be videotaped by a crazy fan and posted online…this is a legit recording of the track.

The verdict? Probably the best cover yet.  Rather than stripping it down to an acoustic version or an overly pop rendition that’s all too similar like the original Spears’ cut, Ferdinand created a version that’s their own: harmonies in the right places, Brit-pop synths, and Alex Kapranos’ vocals are dead serious without a hint of a smirk.

Check out a youtube video of the track below, then head here to download the track to keep for your “Womanizer” cover collection.