Daft Punk‘s “Random Access Memories” was OFFICIALLY released on Tuesday, though it’s been available to stream for a week now. so you might have copped a leak. Still, it’s a great and long overdue effort from the robot duo. It’s already shot up to #1 on iTunes, just hours after going on sale. So it’s safe to say they are having a pretty great May and are on the cover of almost everything at the moment.
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter give a pretty revealing interview to Jonah Weiner for the June 6th issue of Rolling Stone where they their influences, working on RAM, the evolution of those helmets and meeting as kids. Bangalter describes the duo’s origins.
“I met Guy-Man in eighth grade,” he says. “At the end of the year we took a class trip to Pompeii, and in the car ride we began making up songs. When we got back, we recorded them with a little Casio keyboard.”
You can read the whole interview here.
The pair last graced the cover of Dazed & Confused back in 2010, but return along with collaborator Giorgio Moroder where they discuss how RAM‘s “Giorgio By Moroder” came about, and why we shouldn’t expect a big tour.
“I get everybody coming up to me saying, ‘Are you touring? Are you touring?’ And I’m like, ‘Guys, the album isn’t even out yet. What, do you want the dessert before the starter?’”
Read the rest of the interview and check out the pictures by Hedi Slimane here.
For NME, “We don’t have egos. We have superpowers.” I believer it, they’d have to to turn down working with David Bowie.
In the May issue of GQ by Christian Anwander. They don’t really like Skrillex, but they love Solange. Read the interview here.