Published Mar 11, 2009Get set for some new wave revival, folks. Devo are coming back at us with a new album - their first in 19 years.
According to Rolling Stone, the flower-pot-sporting quintet are currently putting the finishing touches on their follow-up to 1990's Smooth Noodle Maps, and come fall, they plan to release the new yet-untitled record.
In a statement, the band say: "De-evolution has finally arrived... and who better to guide us through the mess than Devo. It's pretty much fact - we now live in a devolved world that's getting wackier each and every day."
The group still boast most of their early members, including Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh and Gerald and Bob Casale, as well as the new addition of Vandals/Nine Inch Nails drummer Josh Freese. The record also marks the second new recording from Devo in recent years, who in 2007 released "Watch Us Work It" and landed the track on a prominent spot on a Dell ad.
In addition to the upcoming new record, Devo recently announced some new live plans, most notably a show in London on May 6 that will find the band playing their legendary 1978 debut, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We are Devo!, in its entirety. Also, on May 8, the group will play a set of Devo classics as part of All Tomorrow's Parties: The Fans Strike Back festival in Minehead, England.
Oh, and if you're lucky, we're guessing you still might be able to hunt down your very own Devo toothbrush.