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      We're through being cool!
      Though their punk influences still shine through, Devo is best known for their pioneering of the New Wave and synthpop genres. Devo's use of electronic synthesizers, discordant vocals, and humorous lyrics has led to the creation of nine hit albums and tour dates that became performances in e... read more

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      Though their punk influences still shine through, Devo is best known for their pioneering of the New Wave and synthpop genres. Devo's use of electronic synthesizers, discordant vocals, and humorous lyrics has led to the creation of nine hit albums and tour dates that became performances in every sense of the word. While the 80s were arguably Devo's heyday, the group released Something for Everybody -- their first album in twenty years -- in 2010 to acclaim from critics and fans. While fans wait for news on any upcoming album, Devo is currently playing tour dates across the US to audiences filled with both the young and slightly older.

      Gerald Casale and Bob Lewis were students at Kent State University in the late 60s, where they created a concept of regressing human "devolution." They soon met Mark Mothersbaugh, who shared the pair's interest in human devolution. Their criticisms of society would become terrifyingly real during the Kent State shootings in 1970 and decided to put their thoughts into musical form, adopting the name Devo. After a few lineup changes, Devo soon released their first single, which contained the tracks "Mongoloid" and "Jocko Homo." The band soon began playing tour dates and released their debut album, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! in 1978. Their cover of the Rolling Stone's "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" became a hit and by 1980's Freedom of Choice, Devo's sound had become nearly totally electronic.

      The album featured the hit singles "Whip It" and "Girl You Want" and Devo began to experience celebrity on international tour dates, particularly in Japan and Australia. Devo's live performances included outrageous, futuristic uniforms and visual effects like giant projection screens and treadmills spread across the stage. Even with hugely innovative tour dates, Devo's record sales were slowly winding down as they approached the 90s. The band and its members made multiple contributions to film soundtracks, continuing to do so even their breakup in 1991. In 1997, Devo began again playing sporadic tour dates with cutting edge stage performances, but did not release a new album until Something for Everybody in 2010.

      Unlike their albums released in the late 80s, Something for Everybody has been widely praised by critics and fans, leading to Devo's rebirth. With their rising from the ashes, Devo has scheduled plenty of concert dates in 2011 and is finishing up their tour this summer. The remaining tour dates are limited to Colorado, California, and Washington, with 2011 concert dates ending on September 17. For those that haven't been aware of Devo for a while, their new album and tour dates are the perfect opportunity to witness the resurrection of Devo.

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