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Daft Punk's new album due out in May
By Billboard Staff,  Billboard

Daft Punk's long-awaited new album finally has a title and release date: "Random Access Memories," out May 21 on the electronic stars' Daft Life imprint (in association with new label Columbia Records), is now available for pre-order on iTunes.

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Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, left, and musician Thomas Bangalter are Daft Punk (©AP)

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The follow-up to 2005's "Human After All" will indeed contain 13 tracks, after reports surfaced last week that Sony Music had registered 13 untitled tracks through licensing organization PPL.

Last month, Daft Punk confirmed that they had signed to Columbia, and on March 2, a mysterious television ad aired during "Saturday Night Live" featuring 15 seconds of a new song.

In addition to their three studio albums beginning with 1997's "Homework," the highly influential French production duo of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo released the soundtrack to "Tron: Legacy" in 2010.

Daft Punk also released their second live album, "Alive 2007," in 2007.

After Daft Punk announced a strategic alliance with Ultra Records earlier this year, the duo's 1 5-second "SNL" commercial was projected onto a building outside of the Ultra Music Festival in Miami on Friday night.

Could Daft Punk crash the second weekend of this year's Ultra fest? Stay tuned.

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Mar 24, 2013 10:06AM
Mar 24, 2013 9:27AM
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The most overrated electronic music group in history!!!
Mar 23, 2013 10:46PM
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Daft Punk has inspired thousands of musicians if by nothing else the ever present 'auto tune' in almost all vocals these days.  They perfected it in '97, and it's meant to be in electronic music.  Everyone else just needs to be a better vocalist and give up on something that's over 15 years old to fans of good house.  I can only hope that they make a pit stop somewhere in the midwest this time.
Mar 23, 2013 7:58PM
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love Daft Punk! Very influencial. It is very clear they inspired Kanye West album, I forget the name of it. He sampled one of their songs on the album but everysong reminded me a little of DP.

 

Mar 23, 2013 7:51PM
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