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Daft Punk Releasing New Album This Spring

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Daft Punk have reportedly lined up a May release for their fourth studio album and first in eight years, reports British newspaper The Guardian. The French electronica duo has inked a deal with Sony-owned Columbia Records to issue its proper follow-up to 2005′s ‘Human After All,’ which, like 2001′s ’Discovery’ and 1997′s ’Homework’ before it, were put out by Virgin Records.

Over the past few years, Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have worked with Animal Collective‘s Panda Bear, Feist collaborator Chilly Gonzales, Oscar-winning songwriter Paul Williams and disco legend Giorgio Moroder on the as-yet-untitled disc, although that nature of each musicians’ contributions is not known.

Daft Punk last toured extensively in 2007 — the trek was documented on the aptly titled live album ‘Alive 2007′ — but the chances of new dates in support of album number four album look pretty slim at this point. DJ Rob da Bank, who is both an organizer of the annual U.K. festival known as Bestival and a BBC Radio 1 DJ, recently revealed that he had been told the duo would not be touring at all in 2013, and widespread rumors that Daft Punk would headline this spring’s Coachella festival turned out to be false.

While we would love another chance to catch Daft Punk live, we’ll take a new album, if that’s all we can get. It’s already been three long years since they last were on the scene, with 2010′s ‘Tron: Legacy’ soundtrack, and we can’t wait much longer for some more Punk.

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