This made me smile. I love these guys! Tons of personality in their music.
The long-awaited new album from Daft Punk, Random Access Memories, will finally be unveiled next month … at a relatively unknown country show in Wee Waa, a small Australian town with a population of 2,100.
The North Western Courier has revealed that the world’s first public airing of tracks from the new album — the group’s first new material since the soundtrack for 2010′s Tron: Legacy, and their first album proper since 2005′s Human After All — will happen at the Wee Waa Show, an annual event that describes itself as being “renowned for featuring some of the western plains’ of New South Wales’ finest sheep and cattle,” as well as featuring “wonderful floral exhibits in the pavilion.”
Reportedly, Daft Punk and Sony chose the unusual location because they wanted the event to have a different scale from the traditional lavish album launch party that reflected the community spirit involved in the recording of the album itself. Narrabri Shire Mayor Conrad Bolton, said that the event would be “great for Wee Waa and fantastic for the shire,” adding “We thought getting senator Fiona Nash to open the show was a bit of a coup, but now our show program has been bolstered tenfold.”
Tickets for the official launch are limited to 4,000, with members of the Wee Waa Show Society receiving complimentary passes. The event will be streamed online for those unlucky enough not to live in NSW; hopefully, the stream will also allow us to check out the sheep and floral displays.
Random Access Memories will be released May 21.