Daft Punk Signs to Columbia, Plans to Release New Album This Spring
After signing with Virgin Records back in 1996, French dance duo Daft Punk have now left the label and signed to Sony-owned Columbia. Additionally, they’ve announced a new album – marking news of the first non-soundtrack material since 2005′s Human After All. Confirmed details about the forthcoming fourth album are few and far between, although producer/Chic co-founder Nile Rodgers recently hinted that it would be out in the coming months and feature contributions from singer/songwriter Paul Williams, veteran bassist Nathan East, Feist collaborator Chilly Gonzales and legendary disco producer Giorgio Moroder. For Columbia, the signing is a major score for the venerable 125-year-old label – which also recently added Depeche Mode to its roster.