1. I think The Strokes and Julian Casablancas are really in the legacy of great bands. And The Strokes, to me, are as good as The Velvet Underground.

    — Hear the robots behind Daft Punk share the inspirations behind Random Access Memories

  2. The most popular of these [“Get Lucky” interpretations] is the downcast, atmospheric indie cover by English trio Daughter that plays that old ‘finding the dark heart of a happy song’ card. (Music blogs are such easy marks for this trick it isn’t funny.)

    — Michaelangelo Matos via How to Cover a Dance Track (via nickminichino)

    (Source: theundergroundismassive)

  3. Flipping though 50 years of Billboard album-chart No. 1’s, it’s hard to find a pair of back-to-back chart-topping acts (not counting soundtrack albums or compilations) with such a heretofore low profile on Billboard’s song and radio charts. No. 1 albums have occasionally reflected their era’s hipper rock movements, something that was percolating just to the left of the singles charts; but it’s near-unprecedented for two such albums to own the penthouse in a row.

    — Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories just hit No. 1. Chris Molanphy looks into what it means when “hip” albums top the charts

  4. The whole fantasy that we had, and whole dream that we had, was could we still do, or can we still make, today, dance music without a drum machine?

    — The robots speak! Hear the elusive Daft Punk in an interview with NPR’s Audie Cornish

  5. The dance music scene that has risen in the past decade owes a debt to the heavy beats of Daft Punk’s music. But Ann Powers says that Random Access Memories, the long-awaited album from the Parisian duo, turns its back on EDM to bask in the smooth sounds — and liberation — of the 1970s.

    The dance music scene that has risen in the past decade owes a debt to the heavy beats of Daft Punk’s music. But Ann Powers says that Random Access Memories, the long-awaited album from the Parisian duo, turns its back on EDM to bask in the smooth sounds — and liberation — of the 1970s.

  6. Posted on 13 May, 2013

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    mrgif:

ay bruh, you hear the new daft punk? 

Staring at that GIF.

    mrgif:

    ay bruh, you hear the new daft punk? 

    Staring at that GIF.

  7. In case you missed it at midnight, Daft Punk officially dropped “Get Lucky” featuring Pharrell Williams.

  8. Daft Punk’s 15-second SNL ad on a 10-hour loop? Let’s get the dance party started, y’all. —Lars

  9. Hear a mix of futuristic dancefloor fillers from WXPN’s Making Time RADio show, including music from Daft Punk, Four Tet, Grimes and Hot Chip.

    Hear a mix of futuristic dancefloor fillers from WXPN’s Making Time RADio show, including music from Daft Punk, Four Tet, Grimes and Hot Chip.