Daft Punk – “Instant Crush” ft. Julian Casablancas


Daft Punk has released a new video for their track “Instant Crush” – featuring Julian Casablancas of the Strokes fame – from their LP Random Access Memories (surely you’ve heard of it?). And because I largely dismissed the album, yearning for the days of old DP (yes, I have music-snobbish moments), I hadn’t heard the track before now.

I’m glad I finally did, however — because this track is classic Daft Punk with a sound on which I developed an instant crush. 😉

Atlas Genius – Trojans

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Australia is constantly churning out great indie groups, and Atlas Genius is no exception. They released their debut LP When It Was Now a couple months back, and just last week put out a cover of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” that elevates the original. (Truth be told, I’m not a huge fan of the original, but I dig their acoustic rendition. Hoping DP has more to offer on their new album that releases next week).

If you’re not already familiar, sample the group’s genius with the infectious tracks “Trojans” and “Symptoms” below.


And for another great cover of the XX, go here.

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