Two Decades = A New Devo Album

I was 2 years old in 1973 when Devo was formed.  An emerging Akron, Ohio-based new-wave group, 1980 would be their watershed moment when the Mark Mothersbaugh-led band released their third studio album, Freedom of Choice.  This album included their beloved hit Whip It, their first top 40 hit, and an iconic song even now in 2010 that continues to evoke a viscerally fun response from listeners young and not-so-young. But as new trends in music have emerged over the past 20 years, like rap, grunge, boy-band pop, and Auto-tuned messes, Devo has only been heard of from their past hits and glory days on 80s stations and as a kitschy “the guys with the funky red hats” memory from their video for Whip It!

But come June 15th, 2010, a brand new Devo studio album, their ninth, will be released, the first such release since 1990s Smooth Noodle Maps.  The soon-to-be released Something For Everybody will showcase Devo’s more modern sound, crafted through the utilization of new sound development tools and the ability to arrange a “fresh” sound that is more sophisticated and modern, while maintaining the essence of their earlier years.   Adding a bit of Devo quirkiness to the development of this new album, the band polled and listened to their fans for what THEY wanted to hear from the first Devo album in 20 years.  And Mark Mothersbaugh and the other Devo band members listened.

Devo 2010

Devo 2010

The first single from the new album is Fresh:

Devo – “Something for Everybody” Deluxe Edition Track Listing:

  1. “Fresh”
  2. “What We Do”
  3. “Please Baby Please”
  4. “Don’t Shoot (I’m a Man)”
  5. “Mind Games”
  6. “Human Rocket”
  7. “Sumthin'”
  8. “Step Up”
  9. “Cameo”
  10. “Later Is Now”
  11. “No Place Like Home”
  12. “March On”
  13. “Watch Us Work It”
  14. “Signal Ready”
  15. “Let’s Get To It”
  16. “Knock Boots”

Product Details:

  • Original Release Date: May 25, 2010
  • Release Date: June 15, 2010
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Copyright: 2010 Devo, Inc./Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Total Length: 45:06
  • Genres: Alternative Rock/General
  • ASIN: B003PWJS9Y
Pre-Order the New Devo Album Now!

Pre-Order the New Devo Album Now!

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