New Daft Punk Single: Party Like It’s 1979

Just after midnight, Daft Punk finally unveiled “Get Lucky,” the first single from their new and long-awaited (unless you’re one of the guys this guy is looking for) album “Random Access Memories.” Though there have been some brief snippets that have shown up during television commercials and some pretty convincing fakes circulating around the Internet over the past week or so, this is the real deal. The track features vocals by Pharrell Williams and some blistering guitar work care of Nile Rodgers, the genius behind the late ’70s group Chic. My take on “Get Lucky”: The problem with being old is that you’ve heard everything before. The Rodgers riffs are like everything I heard on the radio in 1979.

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