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We've Got A File On You

We’ve Got A File On You: Thurston Moore

We’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest
Larry Fitzmaurice | September 24, 2020 - 12:35 pm


34 Essential Glam Songs

When Marc Bolan appeared on the BBC show Top Of The Pops in March 1971 to perform his smash hit "Hot Love," he launched a…
Stephen Deusner | January 5, 2017 - 1:19 pm

More Sparks stories

SPELLLING – “My Other Voice” (Sparks Cover)

In 1979, the much-loved Los Angeles art-rockers Sparks had spent the past half-decade living in England, and their music had grown increasingly arch and, at…
Tom Breihan | July 30, 2018 - 10:55 am

Sparks – “Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)”

Goofy pop-rockers Sparks are releasing their first album in 8 years, Hippopotamus, in September, and so far they've shared "What The Hell Is It This
James Rettig | July 28, 2017 - 10:41 am

Sparks – “What The Hell Is It This Time?” Video

A few months back, veteran pop-rock weirdos Sparks announced that they were releasing their first new album in eight years, Hippopotamus, in the fall, and…
James Rettig | May 16, 2017 - 1:58 pm

Sparks – “Hippopotamus” Video

Sparks have announced that they'll put out a new album called Hippopotamus later this year. It's the follow-up to 2009's The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman,…
James Rettig | March 27, 2017 - 1:54 pm

Rihanna To Star In New Musical With Adam Driver, Sing Songs Written By Sparks

UPDATE: A Rihanna rep told Pitchfork that she won't appear in this film at all. :( // This motherfucking movie cannot…
Tom Breihan | March 15, 2017 - 9:30 am

Holy Motors Director Enlists Sparks, Maybe Rihanna For English Language Debut

French film director Leos Carax, who was responsible for 2012's fantastic Holy Motors, is working on his English language debut, a movie that Variety characterizes…
James Rettig | November 4, 2016 - 12:46 pm

FFS – “Call Girl” Video

Earlier this year, all four members of Franz Ferdinand got together with Sparks, the '70s pop-auteur duo, to form a new supergroup called FFS and…
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2015 - 9:55 am

Watch FFS (Franz Ferdinand & Sparks) Perform And Get Interviewed On James Corden

The Franz Ferdinand/Sparks supergroup FFS only just announced their formation in March, but they've already put out an album and gone on an extensive tour.
James Rettig | October 14, 2015 - 10:03 am

Watch Franz Ferdinand & Sparks Perform 3 Songs At Last Night’s First FFS Show

The new Franz Ferdinand/Sparks supergroup FFS played live for the first time last night (outside of an appearance on Jools Holland last month) at the…
James Rettig | June 17, 2015 - 9:34 am

FFS – “Piss Off” Video

FFS -- the new supergroup made up of members of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks -- have shared a video for "Piss Off," a song from…
James Rettig | June 8, 2015 - 9:46 am

FFS – “Call Girl”

FFS is the supergroup team-up of Franz Ferdinand -- all four members -- and the influential '70s studio-pop weirdos Sparks. Their self-titled debut as a…
Tom Breihan | May 28, 2015 - 10:52 am

FFS – “Johnny Delusional” Video

The Franz Ferdinand/Sparks collab FFS have released a video for their darkly clever dance-punk/New Wave hybrid "Johnny Delusional." The clip casts Alex Kapranos and Russell…
Chris DeVille | May 20, 2015 - 12:34 pm

FFS – “Collaborations Don’t Work”

Look what we have here, an ironically titled Franz Ferdinand song! The nervy British indie rock group recently teamed with the cult '70s brotherly duo…
Caitlin White | April 27, 2015 - 11:33 am