Fall Out Boy releases their first album out of their hiatus, fifth album overall, titled Save Rock and Roll with Island Records.
First album release since their 2009-2013 hiatus. Before this album release, it was referred to as their “break up.”
Every song off of the album had a music video recorded for it which was compiled into and released as The Youngblood Chronicles.
The band was inspired by Daft Punk’s Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem to make their album into a musical film. A special limited edition DVD was released July 14, 2014.
Debuted at the number one spot on the US Billboard 200 and is certified triple-platinum.
Save Rock and Roll was supposed to be released
May 7, 2013 which would have also been the ten year anniversary of the release of the band’s first album, Take This to Your Grave. Was released 8 weeks prior to avoid the album being leaked.
The cover art photo was taken by photographer Roger Stonehouse in Burma. The band loved it because they felt like it sold the idea of what the album was all about, “The idea of old and new clashing. Tradition and change coming together.“
Patrick Stump credited himself for writing about 25% of the lyrics, which is about the most he’s done since Take This To Your Grave.
(Discussion about the music videos will be saved for each release date of each music video. This post will stay being about the album.)
Concept art for 5tar’s robo-fusion form. She is heavily inspired by my car and Megaman!
This is a work in progress design at the moment so things will most likely change after I sculpt her, but I thought it’d be nice to share my 2D to 3D process. I start out simple, sloppy, but enough to get the idea across for modeling. I work in big shapes and color and don’t go into too much detail. Keep it stupid simple! The 3D will bring the design together.
Daft Punk is an organism that transcends all comparisons.
Enigmatically disguised beneath their iconic robot helmets, the creative team of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter have gained worldwide fame for their irresistible, evolutionary and artistic pop that blends futuristic flavorings of acid house and techno with fresh elements of disco, funk and hip-hop.
Beginning with their seminal 1997 debut, Homework, the dynamic duo revolutionized the European house music scene they were born out of, before swiftly carving out a category all their own. Their now-classic 2001 followup, Discovery, launched them into a new atmosphere of popularity, thanks to dancefloor hits like “One More Time” and “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,” but the album also found the group adapting a more conceptual approach, which they would only foster as time went on.
In 2005 the band took on a more minimalistic, guitar-heavy sound with Human After All, then adapting much of the same material for their legendary live tour, recorded on Alive 2007. After a brief period of silence, Homem-Christo and Bangalter composed the acclaimed score to Disney’s Tron: Legacy (2010), which, in yet another new direction for Daft Punk, was recorded with a live orchestra.
Random Access Memories
With 2013′s Random Access Memories, Daft Punk made their most ambitious and sonically brilliant work yet. A love letter to 1970s studio craft, the record features inspired collaborations with the likes of Pharrell Williams, Panda Bear, Julian Casablancas, Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams and Giorgio Moroder, which they scrupulously recorded with live instrumentation to aural perfection.
RAM earned Daft Punk five Grammys, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for the instant-classic single “Get Lucky.” In a conversation with TIDAL, Mark Ronson called the album, “something that they’ll be testing stereo systems with for hundreds of years to come.” With the music world now firmly at their mercy, we’ve since been waiting for the next move from the secretive electro-pioneers.
As much as they own it, Daft Punk are far more than just musicians. Well known for their meticulous attention for visual presentation – in artwork, live performance, and of course their emblematic costumes – their strong visual identity is an essential element to to their iconographic mystique.
Film, in particular, has been an integral component of Daft Punk, dating back to their classic Spike Jones directed video for Homework’s “Da Funk”. On top of music videos and their work with Tron, no small part of this ocular legacy is D.A.F.T.: A Story About Dogs, Androids, Firemen and Tomatoes (1999), the band’s collection of early music videos, and their two feature-length films, Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003) and Daft Punk’s Electroma (2006).