Franz Ferdinand recently took time out from their packed tour to record a cover of Angel Olsen’s “Shut Up Kiss Me” for SiriusXM. Franz’s version is faithful to the absolutely flawless original. The emotional vocals, slight fuzz in the recording, and simple, driving accompaniment is present in both versions and gives the effect of listening to an old ’60s ballad on the jukebox.
Franz Ferdinand is touring in support of their recently released album Always Ascending, a wild ride of styles. The pulsating pop of the single “Always Ascending” stays in your head for days, but several retro feeling songs like “Slow Don’t Kill Me Slow” and “Glimpse of Love” are more much in line with the “Shut Up Kiss Me” vibe.
Check out this seriously cool take on the song and then peruse Franz’s vast arsenal of other covers.