Band members Bob and Jerry Casale;
Van Coppock and Bernie Grundman.
Photo by David Goggin.Hollywood, CA (March 17, 2010)–Devo have mastered songs for possible inclusion on their new, as yet untitled album at Bernie Grundman Mastering.
The first release from the enduring rock pioneers and artful innovators in 20 years features new songs performed at the 2010 Winter Olympics, including “Fresh,” “That’s Good,” “What We Do” and “Don’t Shoot (I’m a Man).” At the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in April, Devo will unveil more new material, prior to the Warner Bros. release in late May or early June.
Devo’s new batch of songs enlisted the talents of numerous producers, including Santigold, The Dust Brothers’ John King, the Bird and the Bee’s Greg Kurstin, and the Teddy Bears’ Klas Acklund, as well as recording engineers Paul David Hager and Van Coppock.
“The new album’s title and song sequence is being decided by focus groups,” says Devo’s Jerry Casale, “as part of Devo’s new experiment in the artist’s role in corporate society.”
Originating in Akron, OH, Devo is often associated with the New Wave music scene. While best known for their 1980 hit “Whip It,” which made it to #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the band has successfully maintained a following since early in their career as their style has shifted among punk, art rock, post-punk and New Wave.
Bernie Grundman Mastering