Devo Revamps Tracks For Kids
A new generation of music fans will get hip to one of new wave's most iconic acts through Devo 2.0. The Disney Sound CD/DVD project finds the band re-recording such hits as 1980's "Whip It" with kid vA new generation of music fans will get hip to one of new wave's most iconic acts through Devo 2.0.
For the project, all five members of Devo regrouped to re-record some of its best known songs, including the 1980 hit "Whip It!" with vocals provided by a quintet of kids. Also included will be "Cyclops" and "The Winner," the first new studio tracks from Devo in nearly two decades.
The "Devo 2.0" CD is due March 17 via Disney Sound. A companion DVD will feature animated and live action videos for each of the tracks directed by Devo bassist and co-founder Gerry Casale. In addition to Devo 2.0, Casale also records with Jihad Jerry & the Evildoersfor the Warner Music Group's digital-only label, Cordless Records.
Disney Sound was inaugurated with the January release of TMBG's "Here Come the ABC's" on CD and DVD, which have sold more than 100,000 combined in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. TMBG is to be working on a follow-up project that is not yet scheduled for release.