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Daft Punk to launch highly anticipated album at Wee Waa agriculture show

Bizarre report confirmed by multiple sources

Daft Punk in field

Before we get into this story, let’s just get one thing straight – the Annual Wee Waa Show in Wee Waa, Australia (also referred to Australia’s “cotton capital”) isn’t the next SXSW festival.

In fact, tickets for the agriculture show are maxed out at a somewhat modest 4,000.

Welcome to Wee Waa sign

You see, the Wee Waa Show is a festival known more so for its dog high-jump competitions, cross-cut saw contests, and baby shows. It offers a communal atmosphere in everything it has to offer and it’s this very essence, according to the Melbourne Herald Sun at least, that led the French DJ’s to choose to launch their next album, Random Access Memories, at the festival on Friday, May 17.

You see, the album took eight years – EIGHT YEARS – to create. During this time, Daft Punk worked with a large community of collaborators, including Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Todd Edwards, and more.

Random Access Memories by Daft Punk

Do you see the correlation to the Wee Waa show? Community spirit – Community of contributors.

Yeah, me neither.

Also cited in a couple of other publications as a reason on why the Wee Waa agricultural festival was chosen as the point of launch – there are an array of radio telescopes nearby at the Narrabi Observatory.

Radio telescopes

As to whether or not they are visible is up for debate, so this theory might be a bit of a stretch too.

Regardless of why Wee Waa was chosen, Daft Punk has been building tons of buzz around Random Access Memories in other ways, perhaps most notably by interviewing the album’s contributors and posting the videos to YouTube.

Here’s Edwards talking about the album:

Fans from around the world, including your friends here at the headquarters for the world’s best bluetooth portable speaker, are also getting excited about Random Access Memories because it’s being positioned as something entirely different than anything put out by anyone in a long time; specifically, album promoters are saying it captures America’s “west coast vibe” and draws heavy influence from the likes of Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, and The Doobie Brothers.

“They reversed gears and went back to a time that no one’s really focusing on,” Edwards said. “Younger producers are going to be blown away.”

Random Access Memories is set to drop on May 12.

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