New Wave Band Devo To Release Song About Mitt Romney’s Dog
New Wave legends Devo, the band responsible for the unrelenting earworm Whip It, has announced they intend to release a song dedicated to the presidential hopeful’s infamous dog Seamus. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the group announced the upcoming single Don’t Roof Rack Me Bro! (Remember Seamus) on Tuesday, a tune they hope will keep the candidate’s dog and its plight in the public spotlight.
For those unfamiliar with Romney, Seamus, and one fateful family road trip, here’s what happened: During a car ride from Massachusetts to Ontario, Romney strapped his Irish setter’s kennel to the top of his station wagon. The problem, of course, was that the dog was inside the cage at the time. The tale continues to haunt the Republican, and if Devo has anything to say about it, the American public won’t forget poor Seamus and his sad little adventure any time soon.
Rolling Stone reports that Devo founder Gerald V. Casale hopes the ditty will “make 2012 the year where animals like Seamus are valued and honesty is praised.” The band intends to release the song on August 25. In addition to starting a website about Romney’s dog, RememberSeamus.com, Casale is developing a smartphone game entitled “The Crate Escape: Seamus Unleashed, which will be released on National Dog Day (August 26).
Devo, which Wikipedia describes as a punk/New Wave band, was formed in 1972. The group released their debut album, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, in 1978. The band was also an early pioneer of the music video, which would ultimately help them achieve success. In 1980, the band would score their biggest hit, Whip It, a song which has appeared in numerous television programs and movies since its release. 20 years after issuing what many believed was their last album, Devo dropped their ninth studio album, Something For Everybody, in 2010.