Remember the 80’s, the New Wave Music Movement that spawned bands with new sounds and new gimmicks, making some memorable and some, not so much? Recently, many of the new wave vanguard have made attempts at comebacks and have fallen short, their sounds over worked and over sampled, some sounding like re-hashed copies of their earlier work.
Thirty years ago, one band stood in the forefront of the music movement and created a sound that was both vibrant and hypnotic, a sound that spoke to many of the world’s youth that felt they needed something to connect with and feel passionate about. It has been 20 years since Devo’s last album, Smooth Noodle Maps, and now Devo has released their new album, Something for Everybody to the delight of devoted Devo fans and new fans alike.
Something for Everybody is rich in originality and audio texture; there is the techno-rich sound and the futuristic vibe that Devo is famous for as well as a bright and crisp new tone. Devo has created in this album an environmental sound that has technical computer sounds but is not over sampled or over dubbed. The group is known for its ability perfectly mix the “Sci-Fi” sounds with its highly skilled musical ability and the vocal talents of their lead man, Mark Mothersbaugh.
This album is not a comeback but a continuation of the one band that stood apart and is best connected not just to a time period, but could be given credit for creating an entire movement in music.
Devo stands ready for today and the future with members Gerald Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob Mothersbaugh, Bob Casale and Josh Freese, working together to create and album that is just as pivotal as their first album, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo.