If you’re like us, you’re eagerly anticipating Devo‘s first new album in some 20 years. But, as we all know by now, sometimes massive anticipation of the multi-year-variety can inevitably lead to letdowns. So, the gentlemen of Devo are doing something most artists might never have thought of: If you want the album it’s up to you, the fans, to make it happen at last.
No, you won’t be asked to take your turn behind the keys and shred some crazy synth lines. Instead, in an effort to make it easier on themselves and continue to give fans what they want, the band, in association with Devo Inc., are putting on the Devo Song Study. Your job, starting now, is to listen to the 16 tracks the band have organized and help vote on the final 12 songs that will make up the album.We’ve already heard at least one candidate, a jam called “Fresh”, and you can even hear a few seconds of a track called “What We Do” on the trailer (which we’ve lovingly placed below). In all, there is be 16 tracks, so just eliminate the four worst ones. Good luck with that!
Head here to cast your vote. And when you’re done with that, don’t forget to check out the band at Coachella and Lollapalooza this summer. And if that album ever hits shelves, this’ll be the most Devo-tastic year ever!