Daft Punk New Album ‘Random Access Memories’ Getting Ready for Release

Marcus Lundin May 04, 2013 01:07 PM EDT
Daft Punk at world premiere of TRON: Legacy
(Photo : Reuters/Danny Moloshok)
Musicians Thomas Banglater and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk pose at the world premiere of the film ''TRON: Legacy'' in Hollywood, California, December 11, 2010.

Fans around the world are gearing up for the first album release in more than eight years by French electronic music duo Daft Punk. The new album will be released by Daft Life under exclusive license to Columbia Records.


Already, the album has started to garner attention worldwide following the release of the album's first single, 'Get Lucky'. The funky-guitar filled single features American Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams, and has so far peaked at number 14 on the US Billboard Hot 100, while reaching the top spot on UK's singles and dance charts.

On April 21, BBC News reported that the new single broke the one-day streaming record in the US and UK on music-streaming service Spotify, a record previously held by British band Bastille's single Pompeii. Spotify's label relations director, Will Hope, commented that they expect 'Random Access Memories' to "become one of the biggest, if not the biggest, on Spotify this year."

Daft Punk reached great success in the late 1990s house movement in France, and has a loyal following worldwide.

The album is slated for a US release on May 21st, first hitting shelves in Australia and parts of Europe May 17. Fans in Japan and India are in for the longest wait, until the album is released on May 22nd.



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