It turns out Daft Punk and Phoenix both originated from the town of Versailles, France. But there’s more! The guitarist in Phoenix, Laurent Brancowitz, actually left a band called “Darlin'” to join Phoenix in 1995. The two other members of Darlin’, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, went on to form Daft Punk soon after. Who knew. I actually can hear some similarities in the two bands’ music, especially between the two songs posted below. Somehow, they do feel musically connected to me. And Phoenix does use a few of the synths Daft Punk commonly throws around.
“Long Distance Call” by Phoenix:
“Something About Us” by Daft Punk:
Long Distance Call
Something About Us