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The crowd reaction to Daft Punk’s Coachella trailer will let you know which Random Access Memories guests to be excited about

Though it eventually debuted in higher-than-an-iPhone-definition version during the Vince Vaughn/Miguel episode of Saturday Night Live, the bootlegged trailer for Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories still serves a vital purpose in the molly-addled afterglow of its debut. Because who better than the disembodied voices of Coachella attendees—which are apparently the closest you’ll get to hearing a large number of people cheering for new Daft Punk in 2013—to illustrate which of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter’s latest collaborators deserve your “Woo”-ing enthusiasm? The full list is only “news” if you haven’t been paying attention to the Creators Project profiles of Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, and Todd Edwards that’ve cropped up on YouTube in recent weeks—but what did those guys done to earn the audible affection afforded Noah “Panda Bear” Lennox? (Just laid the foundation for most of the non-punk pop-music advances of the last four decades—but Person Pitch, you guys!) Whither Julian Casablancas? So over. It’s also possible that a Wikipedia disambiguation was required to explain which Paul Williams is appearing on the record, which is due May 21. It’s “Rainbow Connection”/Phantom Of The Paradise Paul Williams, by the way, which deserves just as much applause as Pharrell Williams’ silky, “Get Lucky” Off The Wall-isms, because now that other P. Williams has collaborated with Muppets and robots.

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