Entries tagged with: Daft Punk
by Andrew Sacher
Teengirl Fantasy's Tracer artwork
Brooklyn duo Teengirl Fantasy have been having a pretty solid year. Back in January, they inked a deal with R&S Records (James Blake, Lone) who are putting out their killer new single, "Motif," on vinyl on June 25 and digitally on July 9. That single comes with the b-side "Eternal" and an Actress remix of "Motif." Check out the video for "Motif" below.
Now, the duo have just announced the release of their sophomore LP, Tracer, which will be out on August 21 via R&S/True Panther. They've roped in some pretty impressive guests for the album, including Panda Bear, Romanthony (aka the voice of Daft Punk's "One More Time"), Laurel Halo, and Kelela. The album won't include "Motif," but it will include "Eternal." The full tracklist is below along with a teaser video and that's the cover art above.
You can catch Teengirl Fantasy at a local show this weekend when they open for fellow Brooklynites/True Panther labelmates Lemonade at the previously discussed Music Hall of Williamsburg show on Saturday (6/2), which also serves as the NYC debut for Elite Gymnastics. Tickets for that show are still available. All TF dates are listed below.
Speaking of Laurel Halo, she put out her own (excellent) new album, Quarantine, in Europe this week and it will see a US release next week. You can stream that album in full below.
Videos, streams, tracklist and a list of all Teengirl Fantasy dates below...
Following a successful collaboration with Mika in 2010, soft drink giant Coca-Cola partners up with another major act in 2011 as they introduce the Daft Punk x Coca-Cola "Club Coke". Produced in two distinctive colorways, mimicking the helmets worn by the French duo, the gold and silver bottles will see a limited production run beginning in March 2011. In addition to the general release at clubs, the bottles will be packaged in a collector's box as a set, made available in exclusively through colette in Paris. Further information on this collaboration will become available through Daftcoke.com, which goes live in a few months.(thx Hiro!)
photos by Amanda Hatfield
hipsters & Die Antwoord in the Village Halloween Parade
"President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama opened up the White House doors to the local children and military families to the North Portico of the White House [on Halloween]. Always willing to open the doors to the White House the first family had some trick or treaters getting their candy game on track.Today, election day, Obama is busy supporting candidates. Go out and vote, even you undead hipsters! (The Rent is Too Damn High!)
Michelle Obama didn't dress up this year, last year she went as a p*ssy cat, this year she kept it simple and rocked an orange sweater with black trousers. The President was on hand taking in all the festivities cheering on the little trick or treaters and hugging it out with Abraham Lincoln." [Peace FM]
Short but sweet, and below the picture of the limited edition poster...
Dirty Projectors and Wavves also opened the show (Wavves's first of two shows for the evening). The second was at Purevolume House with Matthew Dear and Two Door Cinema Club who headline Webster Hall tonight (10/21).
The MSG show was announced way before CMJ, but then became a CMJ show when CMJ announced the final CMJ lineup, though reportedly only very few badges were let in, and those badge tickets went to people who showed up to pick the tickets up at CMJ headquarters early that morning. Those who showed up early to the large venue thinking they'd get in with their badge, were out of luck.
(note from BBG: Quick question- can anyone confirm it wasn't a janitor underneath those robot suits? I smell an MF Doom-style conspiracy?)
A bit more about the show HERE. More pictures, the Phoenix set list (sans encore), and some video of the Daft Punk madness is below.
Daft Punk @ MSG, 10/20/2010 (picture by Jon Alagem)
Phoenix & Daft Punk bow @ MSG, 10/20/2010 (picture by Jon Alagem)
As prophesized, Daft Punk performed with Phoenix Wedneday night at Madison Square Garden in NYC. It wasn't a long appearance - they only came out for the encore to play with their fellow Frenchmen, but it was Daft Punk at MSG! (just in time to help promote Tron during the biggest music week of the year in NYC). Their set included "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" mixed into "1901".
Wavves opened the show at the very large venue to lots of empty seats, and then didn't even get to stick around to see Daft Punk because their set time at Purevolume House was 10pm (Daft Punk went on at 10:50). At least at the Purevolume show they probably got to play to a packed house (not downplaying the fact that Wavves got to play MSG, full or not).
Dirty Projectors played second, and according to Andrew Frisicano, they sounded "HUGE".
photos by Andrew St. Clair
"New York Comic Con is just another one of those Javits Center events I end up seeing costumed people at. And I mean that with the highest degree of flattery to the Comic Con team, because their event is by far the best of the Javits Center CosPlay Excuse Events. For gamers and comic fans alike, the Javit's center floor was filled with exciting booths and opportunities to pick up swag and take pictures with scantily clad women.
This year, Comic Con merged with the New York Anime Festival, so there were a lot more characters I didn't recognize with blue hair and over-sized swords. Also - groups of girls dressed as anime characters that had very specific poses. CosPlay is interesting, but there's a line of specificity to the look of the character that separates American CosPlay from the obsessive Japanese kind." [Latino Review]
And this concludes our coverage of this year's New York Comic Con and Anime Fest which started with ONE, TWO, THREE sets of pictures (not to mention a related set from a concert at Irving Plaza). The fourth and final set taken at the Javits Center, with a bunch of videos, is in this post.
Naturally the new Tron movie was a hot topic at Comic Con this year, and Tron is definitely a topic that both sci fi and music fans are equally interested in at the moment. Because of Daft Punk of course.
"After an endless amount of anticipation, we finally reported that Daft Punk's Tron: Legacy soundtrack had a proper release date of November 22. Just two weeks later, that release date has been changed. According to a recent press release, it will now be out on December 7.A Comic Con-related "Making of Tron" video with the rest of the stuff, below...
The announcement comes in the usual sci-fi speak that has accompanied all announcements for the project, citing "a recent system conflict" as the reason for the delay. When the record does come out, it will still be available on a normal CD and a deluxe version with a bonus download and a glow-in-the-dark poster available exclusively from TronSoundtrack.com.
To further whet your appetite, the site has also leaked another snippet of a Daft Punk track. All you have to do is head to the soundtrack's website and type in the word "derezzed" at any moment. You'll then be treated to a brief but amazing Daft Punk clip. Of all the new material, this is the closest to Daft Punk's signature sound so far." [Exclaim]
"In the land of free-form radio (aka WFMU), he's known for Kenny G's Hour of Pain. On the Internet he's the mastermind behind the treasured online behemoth, UbuWeb. Join us for a very special evening in which Kenneth Goldsmith curates personal favorites from his website and visually spins them into spontaneous freeform gold. Local bands Growing (Vice Records) and Blues Control (Siltbreeze) will add a touch of controlled chaos to the already unpredictable mix. After the show there will be a mandatory DJ de-brief in the gallery."That WFMU-related Growing/Blues Control event takes place, tonight, August 16th, at the Walter Reade Theater. It will cost you to get in, and is 21+. More info at the link (doors at 8:15). They say there's also an afterparty with a DJ set by Marty Mcsorley and free drinks right after the show.
Kind of in competition with that is another WFMU-related event happening tonight over at Solar One...
Join DJ Trent as he freaks out to his two favorite movies:A video of Blues Control soundchecking earlier today, below...
1) David Byrne's TRUE STORIES, starring John Goodman and Byrne, with music by Talking Heads, exploring the changing world of central Texas in 1986
2) Daft Punk's INTERSTELLA 5555: THE 5TORY OF THE 5ECRET 5TAR 5YSTEM, an insane anime adventure into the year 5555 set to Daft Punk's "Discovery," possibly the best album ever made.
Since both movies are set to music (but avoid the awful cliches associated with, you know, musicals) it will also be a dance party with $2 Brooklyn Beer all night long. If you can't make it in person, join the fun from home with live audio/video broadcasts at 91.1fm and wfmu.org.
Estimated Value: Priceless... and the bidding is currently at $1900. Other items for sale at "Crafts for a Cause" include a Chan Marshall (Cat Power) "I Love You" painting, an Aziz Ansari caricature, Natalie Portman's worn shoes, an Adam Green t-shirt, a Kimya Dawson tote bag, a Feist shirt, a Devendra Banhart painting, plus stuff by Regina Spektor, Mars Volta, Fleet Foxes, Tegan & Sara, The Strokes, Vampire Weekend, Sia, Norah Jones, and Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear's childhood guitar....
Item Number 128
These are very rare, limited edition Daft Punk toy robots called "Daft Punk 1000% Kubricks" made by the legendary Japanese toy manufacturer Medicom in collaboration with the legendary Hong Kong based toy manufacturers, Silly Thing.
They have both been signed and decorated by Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Momem-Christo, of Daft Punk
They sell new for $2000 for the pair.
They are 25" tall.
He actually published this list in August, but in case you missed it...
"What should I be for Halloween? I'm thinking daft punk.. but give me your ideas!!" - Jon Asher
Daft Punk likes to play dress up. The Euro electronica duo is basically never seen in public without spaceman helmets clamped to their heads. It's a look that would not be out of place in a sci-fi flick like, say, "Tron Legacy," Disney's mega-budget remake of the 1982 original about artificial intelligence, a computer-generated world and Jeff Bridges in a skin-tight neon suit.There will also be "Daft Punk Tron-themed events".
And that's just where Daft Punk will be when the new "Tron" hits theaters in December 2010. MTV News has exclusively learned that the group will not only be scoring the film--as previously revealed--but that they will actually appearing in the movie itself.
Daft Punk's first album had helped refresh house music in the mid 1990s; the second went further, rewriting electronic pop's pleasure principles to such a degree that when it came out a lot of people thought Discovery must be a put-on. They took the joy in the record for irony. Rather, the band had simply plunged into the raw popstuff of their 70s childhoods, from AOR to disco, Buggles to Manilow, rock to robotics. They wanted their listeners to get the rush of context-free delight they had hearing music as kids, and on "Aerodynamic" and "Digital Love" they succeeded wildly, dissolving a decade-plus of dance music good taste. And not all of Discovery looked back. The middle of the album is house music as string theory, with the duo finding dimensions of pleasure coiled within the tiniest loops: "Crescendolls" releases an awesome, gleeful energy by repeatedly triggering one five-second sample.Daft Punk grabbed the #3 spot on Pitchfork's list of the Top 200 albums of the 2000s (now fully announced) (yesterday they were only up to #21). The top 20 are also listed below...
Discovery was simply the decade's best good-times record, with Daft Punk as pyramid-toting party wizards and the chipmunk Kraftwerk of "Harder Better Faster Stronger" their anthem. But this most celebratory of records has a bittersweet streak, too: Daft Punk know that a rush always carries the risk of exhaustion. Perhaps the album's most underappreciated track is the sad but gorgeous "Short Circuit", a three-minute robot graveyard of crumbled transistors and dying LEDs. But from Romanthony's first blissful, vocoded shout of "one more time!" the dominant emotion on Discovery is joy. A joy that wasn't afraid to be sentimental and funny as well as hard and futuristic, and is all the better for that. When a generation looks back and tries to catch a fuzzy hold of the music that made them happy this decade, Daft Punk's will be top of the list. --Tom Ewing [Pitchfork]
Justice is DJing at Webster Hall on Thursday, October 29th. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 31st at noon. The NYC gig is one day before the French duo DJ the Voodoo Experience Music Festival in New Orleans.
Justice is on Ed Banger Records, which is headed by Busy P (Pedro Winter). Busy P will be in NYC with DJ Mehdi (also on the label) for Electric Zoo Fest, which is taking place September 5th and 6th on Randall's Island. Other artists playing Electric Zoo include Frankie Knuckles, Lindstrom, and Special Disco Version. That event is also one of Andy Butler's DJing appearances -- he also has scheduled a pair of Hercules & Love Affair shows in NYC on August 14th and 15th.
While A-Trak isn't on a the Ed Banger label or playing HARD in NYC, he IS spinning with Theophilus London and Treasure Fingers this Friday (June 31st) at Webster Hall. Tickets are still on sale.
is also used to be the manager of Daft Punk, who, as you may have heard, are scoring the new film Tron Legacy. The trailer for that movie is now online. Check it out below, along with the flyer for the A-Track show this Friday and all tour dates...
"Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski described his meeting with Daft Punk as being a "mysterious pancake breakfast in L.A." And yes, they were wearing the helmets. Asked if they tour in support of the soundtrack, he said there would definitely be Daft Punk Tron-themed events on the horizon." [Movieline] (via Idolator)"Tron Legacy is a forthcoming 2011 science fiction film. It is a sequel to the 1982 film Tron. Joseph Kosinski is directing the film, while the previous film director, Steven Lisberger, returns as a producer. Jeff Bridges will reprise his role as Kevin Flynn, while Garrett Hedlund will portray Sam Flynn....Electronic music duo Daft Punk will be composing the film score." - Wikipedia
TMZ can confirm that Chris Brown just entered an LAPD station, where he turned himself in to police.Radiohead did show up the Grammys, as did an even MORE pregnant M.I.A.. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss took best album (for an album that came out on indie label Rounder Records). Video of Radiohead and M.I.A.'s performances, and a list of all winners (including Daft Punk) below...
Chris is being investigated by the LAPD for an alleged domestic violence felony battery that occurred early this morning near Hancock Park in L.A. Police officials said earlier today they may arrest Brown when they found him. Well, now they know where he is.
According to the female victim -- who cops refuse to identify -- she and Chris got into an argument which turned violent. Cops say when they arrived to the scene, Brown had split, but the woman had "visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker."
Brown and his girlfriend Rihanna were together earlier last night, attending Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party -- and both canceled their scheduled performances at tonight's event.
Brown is currently being interviewed by detectives. [TMZ]
Todd Barry @ the Bell House - Dec 15, 2008 (by nariposa)
today in NYC
* Todd Barry @ Comix
* Gregg Allman @ Blender Theater
* The Bad Plus @ Village Vanguard
* The Sundelles @ Union Pool
* Free Blood, The Present, Silk Flowers & Weekend @ Death By Audio
* Lucinda Black Bear, The Antlers & Sharon Van Etten @ Cake Shop
* model Jamie Bochert & her boyfriend's band Pagoda @ The Annex
Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk was born today in 1975.
The Present is Rusty Santos>'s band. Rusty produced albums for Animal Collective, Panda Bear and others.
by Ryan Barkan
When it comes to licensing, Tom Waits has a strong reputation..
Waits has steadfastly refused to allow the use of his songs in commercials and has joked about other artists who do. ("If Michael Jackson wants to work for Pepsi, why doesn't he just get himself a suit and an office in their headquarters and be done with it?") He has filed several lawsuits against advertisers who used his material without permission. He has been quoted as saying, "Apparently, the highest compliment our culture grants artists nowadays is to be in an ad -- ideally, naked and purring on the hood of a new car," he said in a statement, referring to the Mercury Cougar. "I have adamantly and repeatedly refused this dubious honor....Speaking in an interview in 2005 to NPR's All Things Considered, Waits bluntly says "I'd rather have a hot lead enema" than have a song in a commercial. At the time he was referring to products like Doritos, cars and diapers. His stance isn't as strong when it comes to a good cause. His song "Never Let Go" is the soundtrack to a new PSA by the Ad Council for Feeding America.
...In 2005, Waits sued Adam Opel AG, claiming that, after having failed to sign him to sing in their Scandinavian commercials, they had hired a soundalike singer. In 2007, the suit was settled, and Waits gave the sum to charity." [Wikipedia]
The campaign, shot by American History X director Tony Kaye, launched November 25th and is intended to raise awareness and drive action to fight hunger in America.
Created pro bono by Ogilvy NY, the new TV, radio, print, and web advertising aims to change the way Americans look at this critical issue affecting our country and to understand the fact that many people they interact with on a daily basis may not know where their next meal will come from...Waits says of the project: "We all need to be reminded that the folks who need help getting back on their feet are all members of our family." Watch the two different PSAs below.
"We are thrilled to partner with Feeding America to educate Americans about just how close hunger is to each one of us," according to Peggy Conlon, President & CEO of The Advertising Council. "I believe that the 1 in 8 campaign will inspire Americans to become involved in this critical issue."
"This work uses simple visual imagery to demonstrate the reality of the fact that everyone today knows someone who is hungry," said Antonio Navas and Chris Bradley, creative directors at Ogilvy who developed the campaign. "We were very fortunate to get musician Tom Waits to contribute a beautiful piece of music - "Never Let Go" off of 2006's Orphans -- that helps bring the work to life and connect with the public in a tangible way. We believe it will have great impact on this important cause."
Per the Ad Council model, the PSAs will be distributed to media outlets nationwide this week and will run and air in advertising time and space that is donated by the media.
Other Notable Licensing News:
Another band that usually passes on licensing requests for its music is Arcade Fire. The Canadian band decided to let its song "My Body Is A Cage" be used in the trailer for the new Brad Pitt movie, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
According to the Arcade Fire's management, "This is the first time the band have used their music in this way. David Fincher asked them to look at the trailer. They all thought it was a good use of the music. They have no issue with licensing music when it's used in a creative way. It rarely happens." [Pitchfork]Watch the trailer below.
The soundtrack to Juno continues to inspire advertising creatives. One of Barry Louis Polisar's songs from that soundtrack, "All I Want Is You", gives it a go in a spot for the National Lottery in the UK. The commercial can be seen below.
I've seen the commercial for Ubisoft's new Prince Of Persia game on air this past week. Just like the trailer (watch it below), the spot features the song "Saeglopur" by Sigur Ros. This is the second video game featuring Sigur Ros music - EA's trailer for Dead Space (released in October 2008) uses "Track 7" as the soundtrack.
The Shins' "Sleeping Lessons" provides a cool soundtrack to Statkraft Energy's new European commercial. Watch it at Boards Mag.
Sony has released quite a few new commercials recently for both the PS3 and PSP that have good musical soundtracks. The "Mural" spot features "Everybody Ona Move" by Michael Franti & Spearhead, "LA Plays PSP" has The Grouch featuring MURS' "The Bay To LA", and "NYC Plays PSP" uses Chromeo's "Fancy Footwork". Watch the last one below.
MIA @ MoMA (more by Ryan Muir)
Best Alternative Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)
Modern GuiltM.I.A. and Adele are up for Record of the Year which is not to be confused with Album of the Year which Radiohead is up for in addition to the "Best Alternative Music Album" category you see listed above. Radiohead's "House of Cards" is also up for "Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals", "Best Rock Song" and "Best Short Form Music Video". Radiohead also placed in "Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package" and "Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical" for a total of seven nominations. Make that eight if you count Jonny Greenwood's Best Score nomination for There Will Be Blood. Juno is up for Best Compilation Soundtrack. No Age is up for "Best Recording Package". Hot Chip, Daft Punk and Sam Sparro are competing for Best Dance Recording. All nominees HERE.
[DGC Records/XL Recordings/Interscope]
Death Cab For Cutie
The Odd Couple
My Morning Jacket
today in NYC
* Election-related events
* Mr Lif @ Knitting Factory
* Clues @ Exit Art Gallery
* The Black Crowes @ Town Hall
* Woods, MV & EE @ Death By Audio
* Keren Ann & Avishai Cohen @ Joe's Pub
* Rival Schools, Innaway & The King Left @ Maxwell's
Do you know where you're supposed to vote?
Daft (Punk) the Vote. Video below...
Friday night (August 1st) one of the bigger dance events happening is Booka Shade at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza. Walter and Arno have been working on their own music together since the 90's as well as producing for a number of artists on Berlin-based, underground dance label (which they co-founded with M.A.N.D.Y. and DJ T), Get Physical. I have not seen them before, but have often heard their live performances compared to Soulwax's (who are here next Wednesday! Get tickets!) which I always consider to be a good thing. If it's an accurate comparison you should be in for a night of absolutely losing it on the dancefloor.
Daft Hands + an a capella Daft Punk chorus =
ITM got the scoop from someone who would know - their manager for the past 12 years Busy P! Otherwise known as Pedro Winter - the owner of the notorious Ed Banger Records - he was chatting to inthemix about his label's brand new compilation Ed Rec Vol III when he dropped the bomb on Daft Punk's studio plans.Watch "Daft Bodies" below....
"The boys are in a studio in Paris at the moment," he revealed to ITM. "And I can't wait to listen to their new stuff! The good thing is that they are making music at the moment." While those creative juices are flowing again, it's not known at this stage when the new album might see the light of day. "They are slow, you know," Busy P laughed when asked. "They are taking their time, and they have a right."
Busy P also revealed that he recently decided to step down from the massive task of managing Daft Punk in order to allow him to focus all his energies on the Ed Banger record label. "I've stopped working with them really recently, because I want to focus and concentrate on Ed Banger and my artists, and my own career as Busy P." But after managing Daft Punk for 12 years, it's a safe bet that the relationship will continue to be a tight one. [In the Mix] (via) (and thx hiro)
Weezer + famous YouTube characters....