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Devo talks costume changes, new album; asks fans to take survey

on February 22, 2010, 6:16pm

Here’s something to do while you wait for Devo to put up that new song: as reported by BrooklynVegan, the band’s website is hosting a very scientific (very) color study in which you, bored at work, can help Devo choose “[its] body covering, [its] brand color, [its] graphic icons, and even [its] choice of vocal style and instrumentation on any given song!”

It’s a load of fun, too. You get asked questions like “which color best fits the word ‘vomit’?” and “what color is this neglected step-child’s hair?” Obviously, you must pick your answers carefully because your “Devo color” could very well end up being the color of the band’s jumpsuits at Coachella.

In more conventional news, Devo will be debuting new songs and costumes tonight during its one-hour 10:30 p.m. set at the Winter Olympics on NBC. In a press release, “CCO for Devo Inc.” Greg Scholl said the band “couldn’t have wished for a better testing ground from such a fantastically diverse crowd.” Consider this a Coachella warm-up, too — Scholl points out that “Devo will have the opportunity to adjust their set and songs driven by the Olympics crowd input so they can present a truly ‘kick ass’ show (pardon me) as they say, at Coachella.”

Speaking of adjusting songs, Devo is also calling on its Olympic fans to help the band trim the new album down to 12 songs. It doesn’t get much more democratic than this. The new LP — the band’s first in 20 years — comes out this spring, along with a Coachella set that Scholl says will be “full length.” These are exciting times. If you’re not Devo by now, you probably never will be.

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