In the wake of numerous year end accolades for their landmark fourth studio album Random Access Memories, Daft Punk have issued an official video for the album track “Instant Crush“, featuring vocals from The Strokes front man Julian Casablancas directed by Daft Arts collaborator Warren Foo. The video can be seen here: http://youtu.be/a5uQMwRMHcs
Random Access Memories has featured prominently in year end album and song round ups, including a #3 spot in Rolling Stone‘s Best Albums of 2013 list and the #1 spot for the worldwide hit single “Get Lucky” in 2013 Best Song lists from Rolling Stone, NME, Entertainment Weekly, & SPIN among others.
The duo recently announced that the album would be issued in a deluxe box set version, strictly limited to 2500 copies worldwide. Each clothbound box contains the album on two 180 gram LPs, a totally unique 70mm film strip of five sequential frames of footage from the “Lose Yourself To Dance” video, a bonus 10″ containing an extended version of the interview with electronic music visionary Giorgio Moroder that forms the backbone of album track “Giorgio by Moroder”, two USB drives with high resolution audio and video of the album, and more. The set is available to order here: http://www.randomaccessmemories.com/deluxe/
Upon its release Random Access Memories sold over 1,000,000 copies worldwide in its first week, earning the duo their first official #1 album in multiple countries, including the US, UK, France, Germany, Canada, Australia & Japan, as well as repeat #1s in France, Canada, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Sweden Mexico, Italy, Belgium, Norway, Ireland, and others. In the US the vinyl version became the biggest selling album in SoundScan’s LP Vinyl chart history. The album was met by universal media acclaim including prominent features in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, GQ, Vogue, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Billboard, NME, Time, Pitchfork and many more.
“Get Lucky,” the first single from Random Access Memories immediately shot to the top of charts all over the world- selling over 7 million digital tracks worldwide to date.
SELECT PRESS QUOTES:
“EDM is MIA as dance gods turn back the clock with a spacy, star-packed blow out… Random Access Memories is full of WTF moments… orbiting somewhere between Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ and Earth, Wind and Fire’s ‘That’s The Way Of The World’… Its brilliance is often irrefutable” – ROLLING STONE
“A headphones album in an age of radio singles; a bravura live performance that stands out against pro forma knob-twiddling … It’s also quite moving; melancholy runs through every song.” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“By the time you make it to the album’s astonishing final stretch, it’s hard not to think that Daft Punk have succeeded at what they set out to do.” – PITCHFORK
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