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Listen to Daft Punk's New Album 'Random Access Memories'

French dance duo's long-awaited new album streams early

May 13, 2013 4:10 PM ET
Daft Punk, 'Random Access Memories'
Daft Punk, 'Random Access Memories'
Courtesy of Columbia Records

The wait is over: Daft Punk are streaming their new album, Random Access Memories, in full on iTunes. Simply click here, select view in iTunes and press play.

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The band also rolled out a teaser clip this morning that showed the duo unboxing the vinyl edition of their new album to the tune of their new track "Give Life Back to Music."

Daft Punk have been working on Random Access Memories since 2008, and the album will be out on May 21st. "We were drawing a parallel between the brain and the hard drive – the random way that memories are stored," Thomas Bangalter told Rolling Stone last month about the new album. "Electronic music right now is in its comfort zone and it's not moving one inch."

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