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Stream Translational Drifts: Moogfest Volume 1 Feat. Dan Deacon, YACHT, Julianna Barwick, & More Covering Electronic Music Influencers

Moogfest took this year off as they prepared to move to their new home of Durham, North Carolina after being nudged out of Asheville. But they’re coming back for sure — they’ve just announced that the next fest will take place 5/19-22 in 2016. To celebrate the announcement, the festival has shared an EP called… More »

By: James Rettig / July 14, 2015 - 5:06 pm

48 Bands That Took 20 Or More Years Between Albums

What’s a legacy to a legend? For some, it’s a thing to be actively patrolled: endless tours, obligatory records, the noblesse oblige of the bassist getting to do the occasional side project. Constant existence, in other words. For others, it’s an ambient gift. You’ll always have a band to join; awestruck journalists will check o… More »

By: Brad Shoup / May 21, 2015 - 11:40 am

Watch Mark Mothersbaugh Tell DEVO’s Origin Story In A Cool Animated Short

Mark Mothersbaugh was born legally blind. It wasn’t until he was in second grade that he was finally diagnosed with myopia and got his first pair of glasses. In a new animated video made for Google Play, the DEVO member narrates how his discovery of the world led him to want to become an artist. More »

By: James Rettig / March 5, 2015 - 8:34 pm

R.I.P. Bob Casale

Bob Casale, a founding member of the transformative Ohio new wave band Devo, has died at age 61, TMZ reports. Casale, a guitarist, died Monday due to sudden health problems that led to heart failure. His brother Gerald, a fellow Devo member, gave TMZ this statement: “As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale wa… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 18, 2014 - 3:32 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Devo In Hollywood

The members of Arcade Fire are big nerds with good taste, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that they’re Devo fans. At last year’s Crossing Brooklyn Ferry festival, four Arcade Fire members, performing under the name Phi Slamma Jamma, got together to coverUncontrollable Urge,” a song from Devo’s 1978 debut Q: Are We Not Men? More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 1, 2013 - 9:03 am

The Flaming Lips – “Gates Of Steel” (Devo Cover) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Last week, the Flaming Lips shared their video for “Turning Violent,” a song from their new album The Terror. At that same session, they also recorded a video for their cover of Devo’s Freedom Of Choice oldie “Gates Of Steel,” which turns the original song into an inward-looking psych-rock freakout. The cover doesn’t appear o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 22, 2013 - 11:45 am

DEVO – “Don’t Roof Rack Me, Bro! (Seamus Unleashed)”

DEVO hasn’t been particularly active lately, but now, as we close on the 2012 election, they took some time out to pen an ode about Seamus, Mitt Romney’s Irish Setter who was legendarily roof-racked on the family’s station wagon during a vacation in the ’80s. “Don’t roof rack me, bro! / Let me go!” it… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 15, 2012 - 4:47 pm

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with “You Are A Tourist,” the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it’s not channeling “Float On.” That’s fitting given how Ben Gibbard’s got five… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am

Coachella 2010: Die Antwoord, Major Lazer, Flying Lotus

On Friday, James Murphy dedicated “Losing My Edge” to Gil Scott-Heron. For the rest of the weekend, everyone should be covering “Communication Breakdown” and dedicating it to AT&T. Not being able to meet up with your friends because of long delayed texts does cultivate a certain independent spirit, though, and partying with strangers wasn’t a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 18, 2010 - 6:01 pm

DEVO/Reggie Watts @ The Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles 11/3/09

After kicking things off with the “Secret Agent Man” video, the men of DEVO launched into their debut LP Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, 3-D glasses in place. They didn’t stop until the album was done — tonight it’s Freedom Of Choice, as both LPs are getting a re-release — over… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 4, 2009 - 2:47 pm

Teen Pays $20K To Hang With Rock Drummer

Remember former NIN and current A Perfect Circle/Devo drummer Josh Freese’s unique VIP packages in support of his new album? While no one’s shelled out $75k for the opportunity to shroom with him and Danny from Tool in Hollywood, Florida teen Thomas Mrzyglocki DID accept the $20k offer. It bought him pizza with Mark Mothersbaugh… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 13, 2009 - 6:07 pm

SXSW 2009: Friday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy
On Friday we shook off the early-morning cobwebs and made a beeline to the Pitchfork/Windish Bash in time to catch the last couple tracks by psychedelic post-Vanishing Voice Brooklynites Woods on the outside stage (as far as labels go, this was undeniably the year of the Woodsist) and SchoolMore »

By: brandon / March 22, 2009 - 12:09 pm

NIN Drummer Will Shroom With You For $75k

Robert Smith thinks Radiohead’s pay-what-you-want model’s an “idiot plan,” but that’s because unlike ex-Nine Inch Nails drummer and current A Perfect Circle and Devo member, Josh Freese, he hasn’t concocted a scale of $7 to $75,000. If you go all the way for Freese’s forthcoming Since 1972, he’ll join your band (or be your personal… More »

By: brandon / February 25, 2009 - 9:40 am

We Got The Meat!

Last night while watching Grey’s Anatomy, we spotted a Holiday Target ad with a familiar, albeit slightly modified song in it. Maybe you caught it, too: Jim Noir, that English electro bedroom popster, has rewritten “My Patch” to help ring in the holidays. Who does he think he is, Sufjan? Via Ad Age:In perhaps a… More »

By: Stereogum / November 9, 2007 - 3:06 pm

Dude, It’s A Devo-Penned Dell Ad

Although Devo’s constituents haven’t disappeared entirely since 1990’s Smooth Noodle Maps (reunion shows in abundance, a re-recording of “Girl U Want” for the Tank Girl soundtrack, and Gerald Casale’s culturally sensitive solo project Jihad Jerry & The Evildoers), there hasn’t been a peep from them new music wise in 17 years. Until, of course, the… More »

By: Stereogum / July 23, 2007 - 2:52 pm