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- Posted on Apr 8th 2010 1:00PM by Benjy Eisen
First their iconic Energy Domes (yeah, those red, pyramid-like hats) got a makeover. So did their entire uniforms, actually. That's a form of evolution, you know. Also riding the tides of the times: Devo is about to make use of the uniquely modern tool known as crowd-sourcing.
The band is enlisting any and every willing listener to participate in a "song study" that will "scientifically" decide which 12 songs out of a bigger batch of 16 will make it on their upcoming album. You can get a head start by listening to the following two tracks. In typical Devo fashion, they're a paradoxical pair -- one, 'Fresh,' appears to make an argument for something new and improved while the other, 'What We Do,' claims that "It's all the same/there's nothing new."
Well, which one is it? Devo obviously can't decide, which is why they're asking you. Seems like it's a brave new world out there for the men who are not men, but who are, in fact, Devo. Check out the songs below.
'What We Do'