Devo 'sells out' and Robyn gets bitchy
Devo's first song in more than a decade and a half is now... a commercial? Watching the new plug for a Dell laptop, it was obvious that the flowerpot heads were providing the music but what was that great song they were doing? A: "Watch Us Work It Out." I didn't recognize it from any of their old albums and as it turns out it didn't appear there. So how troubled should you be about them 'selling out'? If the song's this great, I'm not too worried, especially when I've used, bought and enjoyed Dell products for years now. If you like what you hear in the video, you can get the song at iTunes and eMusic.com.
As for Swede popster Robyn (aka Robin Miriam Carlsson), you might remember her from her hit "With Every Heartbeat" back in the 90's before she burned out and retreated from stardom. After jumping ship from her label and releasing music herself, she's poised for another international push. "Konichiwa Bitches" goes back to a March '07 UK release (maybe even late '06 from an EP) and is only now coming out in the States. It was definitely worth the wait as this is a great piece of sleazy, fun dance pop (not to mention how funny and cute the video is).