Everyone seems to still be going crazy over Daft Punk's epic show at the Sports Arena on Saturday. I'm sure it was mind-blowing. Daft Punk are at the peak of the zeitgeist right now -- remarkable amounts of buzz, as my friend Travis noted, given that they haven't put out a record since 2005. With the resurgence of hard techno and the rise of "nu-rave," the group seems to be vindicated now as years ahead of their time:
I'm going with it, especially after noticing on clips of their current tour the inspired use of the pyramid as icon, symbol, and base. (We are in the future, after all.) There's a new Daft Punk interview in the current Fader, with photographs by Todd Cole of Thomas and Guy-Manuel in their signature helmets taken in and around Echo Park. Personally, I'm eager to see how The Rapture attempts to top this energy at the Mayan this week. Bet it's going to be good:
That's the European video for "Sister Saviour," spotted last week on LAist. It's a song that in the proper mind-frame gives you all the elements of rock-n-roll gold: foreboding, destruction, guts, valor, and the promise of rebirth. In other words, the moment. Here's the Rapture's pleasing new single.
* Photo above from the Fader blog by Todd Cole.