The World’s most hyped / anticipated album will be dropping soon guys. That’s something that fascinates me. I hope this does not get me in trouble, but that 15 second sample dominated my everey waking moment since I heard it. It DOES sound a lot like classic CHIC, def! I had to do it. could not be stopped or helped…
more on this album coming up right here folks:
Over the course of the past year, we’ve learned to take our Daft Punk news in small hits. Since Nile Rodgers first revealed he’d been working with the iconic pair on a new album in early last year, all that’s been officially revealed is that the duo’s long-awaited fourth album will be released by Sony subsidiary Columbia sometime in the European Spring – that being March, April or May. Now, we’ve got one more small piece of info: an album’s-worth of tracklisting information has surfaced.
Head over to music licensing company PPL’s website and you’ll find thirteen Daft Punk tracks – stamped with a 2013 release date – attributed to Sony Music. What does that mean? Basically, Sony have registered the rights to a crop of new Daft Punk tracks, a positive sign that the album is, indeed, on its way. There’s no track or album names listed, but at the very least we can glean that at almost 75-minutes long, the as-yet untitled record clocks in at longer than Homework, Discovery and most recent effort Human After All. Check the licensing info out below.
Bite-sized though the info may be, it’s still enough to get us excited. Official info on the fourth album has been a long time coming: after Rodgers’ big revelation, ITM was front and centre at the IMS conference in Ibiza last year where legendary Italian producer Giorgio Moroder also revealed he’d been in the studio with the duo. Then last month, the pair reignited their long-dormant Facebook page to finally confirm their return, soon after airing a 15-second teaser at on Saturday Night Live
New details have surfaced around Daft Punks forthcoming album with Sony/Columbia registering new tracks with the PPL – Phonographic Performance Limited in the UK (similar to Australia’s APRA).
Aside from it being correct procedure that Sony/Columbia are doing this right and supporting licensing their artists material it also gives us insight into the total number of tracks on the album and their lengths.
Nothing looks too out of the ordinary with a rather standard 13 tracks and 74 minute length to the record although it’s pleasing to see that there are potential anthems with tracks 3, 7 and 13 all stretching between six and a whopping nine minutes.
It was only last week we debunked those dubious Daft Punk posters that surfaced around SXSW pointing to something happening on the 15th of March so its positive to have some real news.
Update: A giant Daft Punk billboard was snapped on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood by Stoney Roads contributor Barry Poppins (in transit). It’s about to go down.
DAFT at SXSW
We’ve said it before—we are not immune to fueling the rumor mill, especially when it comes to Daft Punk. The French twosome have been both the recipients and generators of plenty of hype these last few months, and with tons of posters spreading across the US lately, the anticipation for a new album (and tour?) is building furiously.
Now it’s being reported that Thomas Bangalter has been spotted around Austin, Texas, during this year’s South by Southwest Festival. And along with a slew of DP posters popping up around town, fans were quick to get on Twitter to voice their predictions for a SXSW live show. Today another poster surfaced to announce some big reveal to come tomorrow, March 15.
So, what’s gonna happen? Is something huge in our midst?