SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

Warner Bros. Records

May 20, 2010 10:31 ET

DEVO Reveal Results of First-Ever Song Study Focus Group

12 Tracks Selected for Band's June 15th Album, Something for Everybody, by Fans and Critics; Catch DEVO Performing Live on The Late Show With David Letterman, The Colbert Report, and Live With Regis & Kelly Week of June 14th; DEVO Kick Off Summer Tour With Appearance at KROQ Weenie Roast on June 5th

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - May 20, 2010) -  At last, DEVO have announced the results of their first-ever online Song Study, which has determined which 12 songs are included on their upcoming album Something for Everybody, due from Warner Bros. Records on June 15th, 2010.

In a bold maneuver, never before attempted by any band, DEVO invited fans and members of the music media to take part in the album's final song selections process by casting their vote for their favorite 12 of 16 recorded tracks that would ultimately comprise SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY. The results of the Song Study, in order of votes, were announced via a May 18th online press conference with band members Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale. They are as follows: "Something For Everybody," in order of fan votes: "Watch Us Work It," "Fresh," "Sumthin'," "Don't Shoot, (I'm A Man)," "Step Up," "Signal Ready," "What We Do," "Please Baby Please," "Let's Get To It," "Mind Games," "Later is Now," and "Human Rocket." Watch the online press conference, announcing the results of the online Song Study here: http://www.ustream.tv/DEVO.

Though the songs recorded for Something for Everybody are built on DEVO's signature mechanized swing, the recording and presentation of the album saw the band experimenting with an entirely new approach. Greg Scholl was brought in to serve as COO for Devo, Inc., and -- working with the advertising agency Mother LA -- conducted a series of studies through the band's official site, http://www.clubdevo.com, to help the band with its creative decisions, from color selection to song mixes. To illustrate this fact, fans and music critics were invited to listen to snippets of 16 songs and vote on which 12 should make the final cut for Something for Everybody.

"We decided to actively seek comment and criticism from outside people and use that as a tool, rather than shunning or ignoring it," says Gerald Casale. "Our experiences participating in secondary creativity -- things like corporate consensus building, focus groups -- make you appreciate the connection that an artist has to society."

The long-rumored, wildly-anticipated album (which was launched with a pair memorable performances in Vancouver at the Winter Olympics and also at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, CA.) features the band's classic line-up -- Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh, Gerald and Bob Casale -- joined by drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Guns n' Roses, Weezer). Produced by Greg Kurstin (The Bird & The Bee), the album also includes contributions from John Hill and Santi White (better known as hip-hop star Santigold), John King of the Dust Brothers, and the Teddybears.

DEVO will be making several high-profile television appearances the week that Something for Everybody is released. They will perform on The Late Show With David Letterman on June 15th, The Colbert Report on June 16th, and Regis & Kelly on June 18th.

DEVO will also kick off their summer tour with a performance at the 2010 KROQ Weenie Roast on Saturday, June 5th, in Irvine, CA. Confirmed DEVO tour dates are as follows:

Sat   June 5   Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre   Irvine, CA
Sat   June 19   The Crown Theatre Las Vegas   Las Vegas, NV
Sat   July 3   Zoo Amphitheater   Minneapolis, MN
Sun   July 4   Summerfest-Miller Stage   Milwaukee, MI
Tues   July 6   Power Center for the Performing Arts   Ann Arbor, MI
Thurs   July 8   The Town Ballroom   Buffalo, NY
Fri   July 9   Amphitheatre at Station Square   Pittsburgh, PA
Sat   July 10   Forecastle Festival   Louisville, KY
Wed   July 28   TBA    
Sun   Aug 1   Osheaga Festival   Montreal, QC
Wed   Aug 4   Ohio City Fair   Columbus, OH
Fri   Aug 6   Lollapalooza   Chicago, IL
Sat   Sept 18   Tempe Beach Park   Tempe, AZ

Much more news from DEVO coming soon. Until then contact Warner Bros. Records Publicity:

National:  Rick Gershon 818-953-3473 / rick.gershon@wbr.com
Regional/Tour Press: Amanda VanGoethen 818-953-3211 / Amanda.vangoethen@wbr.com

www.clubdevo.com

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DEVO - Something for Everybody

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