oh shit... well, they're not on EMI anymore. they just signed to Columbia today.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Daft Punk has signed with Columbia Records for the release of their upcoming fourth studio album. The legendary electro duo released their previous three albums through Virgin Records.
The album’s exact release date remains unknown, though the French newspaper Le Parisien reports that the as-yet-titled effort is slated for a Spring 2013 release. The album marks the proper followup to 2005′s Human After All.
A number of musicians have reportedly contributed to the album, including Chic frontman Nile Rodgers, songwriter Paul Williams, Animal Collective’s Panda Bear, Feist collaborator Chilly Gonzales, and disco legend Giorgio Moroder.
Stay tuned for additional details.
has there ever been any lineup modifications in previous years?
Prince in 2008 was the only time there has been a headliner-sized add.
August 30 - Sleep
August 31 - Sleep
September 5 - Seth Troxler
September 9 - Black Vice
September 11 - Earthless
September 14 - Lily Allen
September 16 - Earth
September 20 - Skeletonwitch
September 21 - Nails
September 23 - Andy Stott
October 2 - Beck
October 3-5 - Austin City Limits
October 10 - Bonobo
October 20 - Mastodon
October 23 - 26 - Housecore Horror Festival
October 29 - The Melvins
November 7-9 - Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 15 - Primus
November 18 - Slayer
They won't be added. They aren't playing. It's my understanding that GV did absolutely everything in their power to get them and DP decided they just weren't going to be ready. source: two personal independent sources.
I think everyone is way more excited about the idea of Daft Punk more than they would be about an actual Daft Punk set.
Look, they're the best at what they do. Great guys. Inspired a huge wave of awesome shit, Ed Banger and Kitsune and all of that. That was SEVEN YEARS AGO. All sorts of music has come out since then. Maybe you should get into it instead of trying to relive the halcyon days of the French touch.
I love Daft Punk, but the only reason why the everyday person in America knows who they are is because of their image. It's the same way with deadmau5. Had Daft Punk shown up to Coachella 2006 without that pyramid and no robot costumes then they would have been just another amazing DJ duo. They would have never headlined Lolla or Vegoose.
Once again, I LOVE DAFT PUNK. Vegoose 2007 was one of my all-time favorite shows. Been a fan since I saw Around the World on that old MTV show called 12 Angry Viewers (1st video they voted into rotation), but they are the KISS of electronic music.
Worth noting: although Daft Punk's name was not on the recently revealed Coachella lineup, an insider says the group was offered a "gigantic sum of money" to headline the California festival but ultimately turned it down.
God it never ends, haha
Entertaining though, right? A low-stakes parade of delusion and broken dreams. Ahhhh.
I heard Paul is thinking about adding Chris Brown v. Frank Ocean as well. Last night's 'studio parking fight' was just to wet our collective appetite. Verified by trusted inside sources.