Daft Punk to sign with Sony for imminent new album
Sun 27th Jan, 2013 News 9712 viewsin
According to a report in French newspaper Le Parisien and picked up by U.S. dance blog Dancing Astronaut, Daft Punk’s new album can be expected in the next few months. “Daft Punk has found a new home,” the Le Parisien report reads. “After three albums with EMI, the helmeted duo is preparing to sign with Sony for its next album.” It’s been eight years since Daft Punk’s last studio album on EMI, Human After All. The duo’s fourth LP is set to be released through Sony subsidiary, Columbia, in the European Spring – that being March, April or May. Le Parisien also notes that Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo has been spotted in Paris at the launch of Kavinsky’s new album.
“All I can say is those guys are geniuses,” Chic frontman Nile Rodgers said of working with the duo. “To think that after all these years we’ve been trying to get together, they just show up at my apartment in New York City and the vibe between us is so powerful and so strong – it’s unbelievable. Spiritually and artistically, working with them was as good as anything I’ve ever done. It’s as great as being in the studio with Bowie, it’s as great as being with Bernard Edwards and it’s as great as the best stuff I’ve ever done with Duran or Madonna.”
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. Following their iconic set in the Sahara tent at Coachella 2006, the festival seemed to be the logical place for their live return in 2013 – but it was not to be. We just hope Le Parisien is on the money here.