New Franz Ferdinand Song Will Delight Fans of Old Franz Ferdinand Songs


1. Franz Ferdinand, "Katherine Kiss Me" (live)
Onstage at Glastonbury yesterday, Alex Kapranos & Co. debuted the presumed first single from their upcoming third album, which sounds not unlike all the singles from their previous two albums (in a good way). [Stereogum]

2. Saul Williams, "World on Wheels"
As you'll recall, Williams's The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust was released last fall as a free (er, pay-what-you-want) download. Now, to convince fans to purchase the physical album, he's releasing it with five bonus tracks available only on CD. Well, four now, we guess. [Pitchfork]

3. U2, "Happy Birthday" (Stevie Wonder cover)
On Friday night, Bono and the Edge ditched their rhythm section and played Stevie's MLK tribute at Nelson Mandela's 90th-birthday party. As you might expect, this MP3 is awesome. [Scatter o' Light]

4. Mötley Crüe, "The Animal in Me"
The animal in Mötley Crüe should probably be put out of its misery. [Local Vertical]

5. Doveman, "Footloose" (Kenny Loggins cover)
Doveman's brand of whispered melancholy isn't for everyone, but we're guessing that his next album — in which he remakes the entire Footloose soundtrack as a tribute to a good friend's deceased sister — might net him a few more fans. [Resonator Magazine] —Ehren Gresehover