Franz Ferdinand have announced the February 9th release of Always Ascending, their first new album since 2013. To be fair, Alex Kapranos and company have been keeping busy in the meantime, collaborating with Sparks for an album as FFS, and with Midlake as part of their recent BNQT project, but this will be the first real Franz Ferdinand album since Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, and fans of the now iconic dance-rockers are eager to hear it. For now, the band has shared the album’s title track, which is quite literally “Always Ascending.” Take a listen, and then look up the Shephard tone effect.