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Devo plan first album in 20 years


US new wave pioneers Devo have announced plans for their first album in nearly 20 years.

The as-yet-untitled record is the long awaited follow up to 1990's Smooth Noodle Maps.

Formed in Ohio in 1973, the band were famed for wearing yellow boiler suits and flowerpot style hats on stage which they called "power domes".

The new LP, set for release in autumn 2010 will feature their first new material since 2007.

On their official website the band said: "De-evolution has finally arrived and who better to guide us through the mess than Devo."

Devo have also announced a gig at the Forum in Kentish Town, north London on 6 May that will see them play their debut album Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo? in its entirety.

It reached number 12 in the UK album chart in 1978.

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