Morning Music Notes – new Daft Punk to be released tonight!

It’s true – at midnight April 20th, the first track from Random Access Memories will be released. Get Lucky is a collaboration b/w Daft Punk, pop super-producer Pharrell Williams, and pop super-producer/guitar legend Nile Rodgers. There are only a handful of musical acts that get the kind of universal excitement about a new release as Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel do Homem-Christo, so get excited and take a listen. Every album these guys release fuels the pop machine for years.

Daft Punk Get Lucky Single Cover

New Daft Punk coming soon!

The track will be available on iTunes @ 12:01am. The full album is to be released on May 21.


Twitter unleashes #Music on the masses
After being available to the 500,000+ followers set for the past few weeks, Twitter has opened up the #Music app for the rest of us mere mortals today. From Hypebot:

Twitter #music uses Tweets and engagement to detect the most popular tracks and emerging artists. Song plays on Twitter #music pull from three sources: iTunes for 30 second previews and if you’re a premium subscriber, full tracks from Spotify or Rdio.

Have you tried this app? We’re curious to hear what you think… leave us a comment.

Grimes talks about ‘experimental’ new album
Laptop generation musicians FTW… Grimes talked to Billboard before her Coachella performance and confided a few interesting nuggets:

  1. She works in a home studio in her bedroom at home
  2. She is 2/5 completed a new album
  3. She is currently drawing lots of inspiration from  Paramore and Enya
  4. She considers her new album to be experimental, but professional sounding, “not necessarily pop music, but maybe in the sense that Nine Inch Nails is professional quality.”

Cool! Read the rest @Billboard.

Storm Thorgerson Dies
Who the hell is Storm Thorgerson? Oh, just the guy who created the most iconic album artwork EVER. Okay – we could debate that, but it’s hard to debate ‘best album artwork ever’ and not start with Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. It’s also hard to avoid someone arguing that Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here is a better album cover. Yeah – that was also Storm Thorgerson.

Storm Thorgerson -- Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here Cover

And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?

Do his legacy a solid and take a look at his collection of art today.

New Lana Del Rey video released
The controversial-in-music-circles Lana Del Rey released another homage to her musical influences this week by releasing a new video for Summer Wine – a song originally recorded by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood in 1967. Pretty faithful to the original? Does that make it interesting?

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