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New Daft Punk album on the way after signing with Columbia

Daft Punk has signed with Columbia Records and a new album from the French electronic duo is expected this year. BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 20:  Daft Punk performs on stage at the City Botanic Gardens on December 20, 2007 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Daft Punk has signed with Columbia Records and a new album from the French electronic duo is expected this year. BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 20: Daft Punk performs on stage at the City Botanic Gardens on December 20, 2007 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

By Erik Myers

A new Daft Punk album is on the way after the French duo signed to Columbia Records, according to numerous news outlets.

The details are scattered with The Guardian is reporting that the record’s release is slated for May, while The Hollywood Reporter, who broke the Columbia signing, cited a French newspaper’s report that the record was expected sometime this spring.

Daft Punk  is notoriously secretive when it comes to their movements. The duo’s last proper album was 2005’s “Human After All,” and speculation on the next full-length hasn’t ebbed since. That is, of course, excepting the score they produced for the Disney sequel “Tron: Legacy” in 2010. Sparse and haunting at stretches, the final product was not the dance record some fans were expecting. But there was room for some fun.

Keep locked onto Reverb for more Daft Punk details as the year unfolds.

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Electronic blogger Erik Myers is a Denver-based writer and new contributor to Reverb. Follow him on Twitter.

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