Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Spotlight On: Daft Punk

Summer loving is in full force right now, and my life feels a little bit like a fun take on The Fast and the Furious. Any version of the movies 1-6, only I'd call it The Fast and the Fabulous, because life has been above and beyond amaaaaazing this summer. The only minor tragedy in this Utopian scenario is that I've been far, far too busy to throw together a music post or do anything remotely productive. Seriously, I have clean laundry that I've been intending to fold for two weeks now and I'm a mega neat freak, so therein is your proof of my too fast, too fabulous life. My current solution: just buy new clothes. I'll fold that stuff later.

There are some great albums out right now, but Daft Punk's might be one of the best so far. I've enjoyed the band oh so much since my lovah Samuel introduced me to them. They recently released a new album called Random Access Memories, and their solo track "Get Lucky" has appropriately scored big time on the charts. The album has a bit of a retro flare, but the elctronic music duo hasn't strayed too far from their traditional house/synthpop blend.

And if you're wondering about the mystery surrounding the band's gettup of disguises---most notably their robot masks---the Daft Punk duo claims they donned their robot masks "to merge the characteristics of humans and machines." Initially, the masks were to help the get get over a shy streak, but the band said seeing the masks "became exciting from the audiences' point of view. It's the idea of being an average guy with some kind of superpower." Who doesn't love an average Joe with superpowers? Am I right all you Marvel/Capcom/etc etc etc fans out there or amIright? Frankly, I've never listened to Daft Punk and thought their robot helmets or disguises made them seem like super heroes, but play on playah, play on.

If you haven't been swept up in the Daft Punk wave yet, check out their past albums and latest one here and don't forget to find us on Facebook :)

1 comment:

  1. I love a lot of this album. I'm partial to Pharrell so it was a sweet treat to hear him collaborating with Daft Punk on this record. Good review!