Franz Ferdinand @ Echoplex, LA 7/30/13

August 01. 2013 | By Samantha Saturday

Fans were lined up outside the Echoplex as early as 8am on Tuesday to ensure a sweet spot to catch the righteous Scottish foursome of Franz Ferdinand. The band’s fourth album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action is set to release in the US on August 27th. However, the lucky fans in attendance were able to hear the album in full before anyone else.

The new tracks, including standouts “Fresh Strawberries,” “Right Action,” and “Evil Eye,” clearly reflect that band’s decision to take some pressure off themselves. While the album has tinges of the darker side, the pop undercurrents still remain and are fresher than ever.

Franz Ferdinand @ Echoplex, LA 7/30/13

Franz Ferdinand @ Echoplex, LA 7/30/13

Franz Ferdinand @ Echoplex, LA 7/30/13

Franz Ferdinand @ Echoplex, LA 7/30/13

Franz Ferdinand @ Echoplex, LA 7/30/13

Immediately after the album playback Franz Ferdinand invaded the stage to really set the Echoplex off. The intimacy of the venue electrified both the crowd and band throughout the entire show. With each member providing a scene-stealing performance it was hard to know which way to look.

Franz Ferdinand @ Echoplex, LA 7/30/13

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