Franz Ferdinand are not strangers to remixes. Their 2009 album, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, was remixed and released as a compilation album called Blood. Now their 2004 song, "Take Me Out" is getting the remix treatment by Daft Punk. Exciting! Not so much.
It's pretty much the same song with added metallic distortion and increased bass. There's a whirring sound that builds up to nothing. Every time it sounds like something interesting might happen it doesn't. Obviously it's not the same song, but it doesn't stray far from the original either.
So what did the band think of the remix? Lead singer Alex Kapranos told NME:
"I always love getting a remix back because I’m fascinated by what people do with a song. Sometimes you get something back and it’s completely unrecognisable, and sometimes you get it back like this! It’s pretty much identical! They beefed up the bottom end and a couple of sections were extended, but I guess it was a bit of a nod from the Daft Punk guys to say: 'Ach, you got it more or less right.'"
The song was perfect to begin with, so there's nothing the French duo could do to improve upon it. That sounds about right. Listen to the original version of "Take Me Out" here.
Franz Ferdinand's fourth studio album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions is available for purchase on Amazon and iTunes