Devo, the avant-garde architects of de-evolution, are set to thrust us into their primordial artistic ooze with the release of “Art Devo 1973-1977,” a three-LP compilation showcasing rare and unreleased gems from the band’s embryonic period. The long-awaited collection, slated for release on April 19 via Futurismo, promises a kaleidoscopic journey through the warped minds of the Akron quintet during their formative years.
Mark Mothersbaugh, Devo’s visionary frontman, declares, “The songs in this collection represent Devo in our most pure art form.” Brace yourselves, comrades, as the band opens the crypt to unearth relics from a time when Devo was not just a band but a groundbreaking art experiment.
“Art Devo 1973-1977” is a time capsule, offering a glimpse into the band’s unconventional genesis. These tracks, often relegated to the shadows, now emerge like eccentric phoenixes, resurrecting the ghosts of Devo’s past. Futurismo, the lucky gatekeepers of this auditory treasure trove, have curated a sonic odyssey that spans the band’s early, arty days, serving as a testament to their unwavering commitment to the peculiar.
Expect the unexpected – from quirky sonic experiments to industrial soundscapes that echo the band’s manifesto of de-evolution. Devo, ever the sonic alchemists, have crafted a collection that embodies the essence of their rebellious spirit, untethered by conventional musical norms.
As the needle drops on “Art Devo 1973-1977,” listeners will be transported to the avant-garde crucible where Devo’s artistic DNA was molded. This isn’t just a compilation; it’s a sonic pilgrimage, an invitation to witness the birth of a musical mutation that would redefine the very fabric of punk and new wave.
Prepare to be de-evolved, comrades, for Devo’s artistic manifesto is about to be unfurled once more, and this time, it’s in its most unfiltered, undiluted form. “Art Devo 1973-1977” is not just an album; it’s a testament to the band’s unyielding commitment to pushing the boundaries of art and music. Are you ready to surrender to the de-evolutionary chaos?
Written by: jamric
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