When two equally mysterious forces meet, it's a cause for celebration. Daft Punk, whose marketing rollout for their upcoming album, Random Access Memories, has included frequent SNL commercials, a Coachella ad with Pharrell for "Get Lucky" (featuring custom Saint Laurent suits), confirmation that they've recorded with Kanye West for his new album, and a Creators Project video series interviewing RAM's collaborators (Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers, Todd Edwards, and Pharrell Williams, so far), have mostly recently been photographed at the famous home of James Goldstein, multi-millionaire NBA superfan and architecture aficionado. Goldstein tweeted a photo of them together this morning on his driveway.
The Sheats Goldstein Residence, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright protégé, John Lautner, has captivated art and architecture fans since the '70s. Goldstein continues to renovate the home, which has been used to film scenes in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, French Exit, and The Big Lebowski. It also contains a light art installation by James Turrell, titled "The Skyspace." Given the supposedly "West Coast vibes" of Random Access Memories, it makes sense that they'd stage a photo shoot at this legendary Hollywood hills abode.
Goldstein's enigma (how he got his $$$, why and how he's so invested in the NBA) is as profound as Daft Punk's, even if he doesn't wear a mask to conceal his identity. Seeing them all together is amazing, and now we have both a photo shoot and an album to look forward to.
The lead single "Get Lucky" will be released tomorrow, April 19, and Random Access Memories will be released on May 21.