Dance legends Daft Park have allegedly signed with Columbia Records, and could be releasing their fourth album as early as Spring 2013.
The Hollywood Reporter claims the duo have left their long-time label EMI to join Sony subsidiary Columbia.
The publication cites an unnamed source as saying, “it’s a done deal.”
At the same time, Le Parisien reports that Daft Punk’s next album will be released this spring, which is in line with what collaborator Nile Rodgers has previously suggested.
In addition to Rodgers the pair have apparently worked with Paul Williams and Giorgio Moroder on the new record, as well as Animal Collective’s Panda Bear and Fiest collaborator Chilly Gonzales.
Many Daft Punk fans were disappointed and a little surprised when the official line up for this year’s Coachella Festival was announced, with Daft Punk’s name conspicuously absent.
The duo allegedly turned down gigantic sum of money to perform at the festival. Hopes had been raised when a fake line up for the festival was released which featured Daft Punk among other huge names like The Rolling Stones and David Bowie.
The pair were also included on a phony line up poster for Primavera Sound Festival.
Despite hopeful rumours, Daft Punk won't be touring this year
Although many had been hopeful that the French dance innovators would be appearing on tour at some time this year, promoter and DJ Rob Da Bank has said they won’t be hitting the road at all this year.
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