Today Daft Punk reminded us that a picture is still worth a thousand words by updating their website to include one of their trademark robot helmets with Columbia Records’ logo, thus confirming their signing to the label which was leaked in January. The duo — Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter — posted no other additional information about their much-anticpated next album rumored to be due in the Spring. What we do know is that famed Chic producer Nile Rodgers has worked on the as-yet unnamed full-length along with Giorgio Moroder, singer-songwriter Paul Williams, bassist Nathan East and Feist collaborator Chilly Gonzales.
As rumors spread last week that Daft Punk were playing Cochella 2013 (they aren’t), the duo — Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter — must’ve been laughing their collective asses of as today it was revealed that the French duo have inked a worldwide deal with Sony. The signing comes after the company added Depeche Mode to its roster and finalized a deal earlier this week with Ultra Records. No word yet on when their fourth album will be released (rumor mill says it will be released in the spring), but what we do know is that famed Chic producer Nile Rodgers has worked on the as-yet unnamed full-length along with Giorgio Moroder, singer-songwriter Paul Williams, bassist Nathan East and Feist collaborator Chilly Gonzales. Daft Punk’s most recent album, recent full-length, Disney’s Tron: Legacy, was released in 2010. Last October they created a mix for Saint Laurent’s fashion show.
Three major electronic music artists are involved in scoring upcoming films. In June word broke that Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter has scored the music for “First Point,” a short film starring Lindsay Lohan as a surfer (see trailer below). Daft Punk’s previous film work includes scoring 2010’s Tron: Legacy. Likewise, Skrillex is contributing music to Harmony Korine’s upcoming film, Spring Breakers starring Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, due out in 2013. Skrillex confirmed the news on Twitter, posting, “it’s more or less traditional scoring…dont expect dance floor bangers!” Likewise, M83‘s Anthony Gonzalez (pictured) has been tapped to compose original music for Tom Cruise’s new thriller, Oblivion, out on April 26, 2013.
While we can’t attest for the quality of the screenplay and acting, one thing is certain: the music on these films will most certainly be worth the price of a ticket.