Daft Punk Drop From Stephen Colbert’s Festival

daft-punk-get-luckySo ya’ll might of heard of these guys. They dress up like robots and they’ve been making super popular dance music for a while. Whether or not you like their heavily indebted to the 70s album, Random Access Memories, you can’t deny that they’re kind of a big deal. But before all the soft rock and disco tunes, Daft Punk used to make purely electronic music. Their previous album, 2005’s Human After All, was really average compared to their first two awesome albums and they kind of hit a slump. But, being the super visionary group that they are, their live show was totally rad and spawned a hugely popular album (Alive 2007) and helped usher in a new form of electronic music into the mainstream. So to their fans that swear by their live show (or wish they could), its also a big deal that they aren’t touring behind Random Access Memories.

However, in steps Stephen Colbert and his hugely popular music festival, StePhest Colbchella. After last year’s line-up of Grizzly Bear, The Flaming Lips, Grandmaster Flash, and Santigold, Colbert upped the ante by booking Daft Punk for his show. The elusive band were scheduled to play their massive hit, “Get Lucky” which was described by Colbert as “the Song of the Summer of the Century.” Unfortunately, it looks like the “rock-midity” got to the French duo as they were no-shows at Colbchella due to a scheduling conflict. Turns out the MTV’s VMAs booked Daft Punk to play and their contract did not allow any other televised performances. But that’s okay because Stephen Colbert is awesome.

By Stevie Dunbar

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