Saturday, April 24, 2010

Devo - Fresh

In commemoration of last week's Record Store Day, synth-pop legends Devo have given us another taste from their upcoming album Something For Everybody.  The album will be the band's first in twenty years and if this new single is any indication of things to come, we are in for quite a treat.  "Fresh" comes off as a new, more aggressive and contemporary version of the band that has already spawn numerous dance floor classics.  While incorporating the same rhythmic drive and bounce that made LCD Soundsystem's earlier material so contagious, the single retains the essential elements that made Devo stand apart from their contemporaries.  Despite their many years, the lyrics still hold a zany quality that few artists can pull off successfully without sounding overly eccentric, and each synth-line punches with a precision that carries this single into category of being one of the best dance/rock songs to be released so far this year.

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