According to the French newspaper Le Parisien, Daft Punk has signed with Sony’s Colombia Records for their new album. Furthermore, Le Parisien states that the album will be out in spring. This information apparently comes from Guy-Man himself speaking to friends at Kavinsky’s album launch party. The Hollywood Reporter also stated, via an unidentified source, that the signing of the duo is “a done deal.”
This is going to be a change from the duo’s last three albums in the terms of the record label, all of which came out on EMI. The spring release also falls in line with Nile Rodgers’ words about the upcoming year, in which he states that the next time he visits Japan new Daft Punk material will be heard. Fans speculate that he will return to Japan in April.
Colombia Records had other recent forays into electronic music when they signed Depeche Mode, who is releasing a new album in spring, and formed a deal with Ultra Records.
In other news, The Hollywood Reporter also stated that a “gigantic sum of money” was offered to Daft Punk when they were asked to perform at Coachella this year. They turned this offer down.
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