Exciting news for all fans of new wave and societal de-evolution: Warner Brothers Records is continuing the Devo reissue series they began last year with reissues of the group’s 2nd and 4th albums, Duty Now For The Future and New Traditionalists. If you only know Devo from their singles and music videos, these albums will reopen your ears to who they really were. Duty Now… is a masterful barrage of punk-tinged new wave with scathing, satirical lyrics and is a bracing listen, even by modern standards. New Traditionalists has a slicker sound but is no less satirical, highlighted by the powerful ironic statement of “Beautiful World.” Both discs will feature plentiful bonus tracks, including several fan-favorite classics. Remember that “we are all Devo” as you read on…
DUTY NOW FOR THE FUTURE AND NEW TRADITIONALISTS TO BE REISSUED:
Electro-art-rock iconoclasts DEVO celebrate their early recorded works from the Warner Bros. Records vaults with remastered vinyl and expanded CD editions of their second album, 1979’s “DUTY NOW FOR THE FUTURE,” and their fourth album, 1981’s “NEW TRADITIONALISTS.” “DUTY NOW” will be available beginning on April 17th, Record Store Day, on vinyl while “NEW TRADITIONALISTS” will follow on May 11th.
Both albums have been re-mastered from the original analog recordings and housed in DEVO-luxish packages with a plethora of bonus tracks. Both titles will be released on CD as well as color vinyl album packages and both will include the Bonus Tracks. Please see below for track listings. The reissues follow last year’s expanded first and third groundbreaking albums: “Q: ARE WE NOT MEN? A: WE ARE DEVO!” and “FREEDOM OF CHOICE.”
Also available on April 17th, will be a Warner Bros. Records Record Store Day Exclusive DEVO release of two brand new recordings: “Fresh,” backed with “What We Do,” in pristine, Limited Edition 12″ color vinyl glory. These will disappear fast so don’t delay on Record Store Day!
As previously announced, DEVO will perform live at the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA on Record Store Day — April 17th — where fans can buy RSD releases in the Zia Records tent on the festival grounds. All the more reason to come out and hear some brand new, focus group-tested/approved DEVO songs and buy new DEVO music and merch.
As an added bonus, DEVO will host a rare signing session in the Record Store Day Tent, powered by Zia Records where fans can meet DEVO and have your new DEVOlicious purchases autographed by the band on April 17th, at the Coachella Festival. Strangely enough, over 300 Record stores across the U.S. will celebrate RSD in grand DEVO tradition as their employees will be outfitted in exclusive DEVO Energy Domes. Clearly, the Spud Patrol will be in full effect coast to coast and ready to serve YOU, the faithful, beloved Consumer.
Just a few days after Coachella on April 20th, DEVO will perform live on the outdoor stage of ABC TV’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” This is DEVO’s first live television appearance in several years. Tune in to ABC TV at 12:05AM PST and 11:05 CT. Check local listings for details.
Want to get “Fresh,” now? Go to: www.clubdevo.com. Stay tuned for more details about DEVO’s plans for a new album to be released later this year.
DUTY NOW FOR THE FUTURE track listing:
Devo Corporate Anthem
S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain)
Triumph of the Will
The Day My Baby Gave Me a Surprize
Secret Agent Man
Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA
Red Eye Express
General Boy Visits Apocalypse Now
Be Stiff (Stiff Version)
Penetration in the Centerfold
Secret Agent Man (Live)
NEW TRADITIONALISTS track listing:
Through Being Cool
Jerkin’ Back ‘N’ Forth
Race of Doom
Love Without Anger
The Super Thing
Nu-tra Speaks (New Traditionalist Man)
One Dumb Thing
Faster and Faster
Psychology of Desire (Demo)
Beautiful World (E-Z Listening Version)
In the meantime, keep an eye on www.clubdevo.com for information, details, merch and your chance to be a part of DEVO history now. Until then, contact: Warner Bros. Records Publicity:
National Spudboy: Rick Gershon 818-953-3473 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional Spudgirl: Amanda Van Goethen 818-953-3211