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Daft Punk reportedly sign with Columbia Records and prepping new album for spring release

January 27th, 2013 | by Seán J. Grannum
Daft Punk reportedly sign with Columbia Records and prepping new album for spring release
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2013 is barely a month in and has already seen a number of musical heavyweights return including Justin Timberlake and David Bowie. Now it seems one of music’s biggest electronic dance duos Daft Punk will also be returning.

According to reports, Daft Punk have left EMI and signed with Columbia Records for their much long-awaited and currently untitled fourth studio album. Better yet, French newspaper Le Parisien reports that said album will be released this spring, in line with earlier reports from Chic frontman and Daft Punk collaborator Nile Rodgers that new material from the seminal duo would be released this year. Other musicians that have reportedly contributed to the forthcoming album, the first since 2005’s Human After All include Paul Williams, Giorgio Moroder, Chilly Gonzales and Panda Bear of Animal Collective.

Though there was large speculation that the duo would be headlining at this year’s Coachella festival, many were surprised when they weren’t included on this list of performers at all, allegedly turning down a large sum of money to perform. This news might just explain why they turned the opportunity down.

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  1. [...] details are spotty, but Soul Culture reports that Daft Punk have left EMI and signed with Columbia Records, which will be putting out [...]

  2. [...] details are spotty, but Soul Culture reports that Daft Punk have left EMI and signed with Columbia Records, which will be putting out [...]

  3. [...] Last month it was reported that French electronic music duo Daft Punk may have left EMI to join with Columbia Records for the release of their new album. Well today, the band’s website underwent an overhaul to unveil the shiny new helmet you see above, with the carefully placed Columbia logo in the far right corner. So it seems the two have officially joined forces. The only other news tidbit is that Paul Williams and Nile Rodgers will possibly collaborate on the project as well. [...]