Monday night at the Lincoln Theater two veteran bands came together to give DC audience members their first "live" taste of a new collaboration.
FFS is a simple acronym for Franz Ferdinand + Sparks, a short-stack of artists that consists of the Scottish indie band Franz Ferdinand and the electronic duo from LA, Sparks. While both bands have such distinct personalities separately, together they seem to extract only the best parts of both, forming something beyond the sum of their parts.
After years of planning for their debut album, it’s been said that this super group of sorts recorded their recent studio effort in just three weeks. The self-titled endeavor, released earlier this year, is an impressive mix of unfamiliar sounds and repetitive pop based grooves. While the album certainly marks a high point of recent work for both acts, its appeal is the openness and creativity of everyone involved.