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We appreciated the days when Hedi Slimane worked with promising unknown bands on runway soundtracks, but that doesn't diminish our enthusiasm for a good fashion week collaboration. Hedi Slimane and Liars made for a fine team at Saint Laurent's Women's Spring/Summer '13, Collection VIII show at Paris Fashion Week. Liars frontman Angus Andrew remixed the "Mr Your On Fire Mr" single as a 19-minute, punky-dance epic for Slimane's Saint Laurent show. It maintains intensity and heightens the experience, never settling in as background music. No easy feat. 

The promotional push for Daft Punk's new Random Access Memories LP has been one of the strongest in recent memory. Between the surprise Coachella commercial, the SNL spots, and the excellent Creators Project "Collaborators" series, it's impossible to not know a new Daft Punk album is on its way. While the commercials were a complete surprise, the duo's latest appearance as part of Saint Laurent's Music Project, is not. Previously, the fashion house commissioned the duo to create a new mix of bluesman Junior Kimbrough's music for a runway show in October. The shiny new black threads, also designed by photographer Hedi Slimane, will serve as the band's new stage wear. 

You probably already know that the band's new single "Get Lucky" premieres tonight at midnight.