January 07, 2013 1:37pm PT by Colin Stutz
New Daft Punk Album Coming This Year, Teases Nile Rodgers
Well-known for suspense and secrecy, details on Daft Punk's much anticipated next release have been scarce. But in a Friday blog post on Nile Rodgers' website, the producer and guitarist hinted that the futuristic French DJ duo would have new music out this year.
Last August, Rodgers revealed he'd been working with Daft Punk, calling them "geniuses" and saying, "It's as great as being in the studio with [David] Bowie. It's as great as being with Bernard Edwards. It's as great as the best stuff I've ever done with Duran [Duran] or Madonna."
Now, in a post titled "2013 Won't Be Boring," that starts with an image of Edwards photoshopped in with Daft Punk's Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, Rodgers wrote about his appreciation for Japan's fandom and how he is looking forward to an exciting year ahead, teasing new music in the process. "The next time I set foot in Japan," he wrote, "my collaboration with Daft Punk would have started to hit people's eardrums, as well as a number of songs I'm working on over the next few months with a select group of artists, and of course finally, my lost CHIC and solo material."
A new album by Daft Punk would be the group's first since 2005's Human After All and their fourth overall. Daft Punk also more recently contributed to 2010's Tron: Legacy soundtrack. Rumors for this year's Coachella festival have included Daft Punk as a headliner, but that was said to be a mistake.