Devo is back with original material, and this time it’s about … Mitt Romney’s dog. “Don’t Roof Rack Me, Bro (Remember Seamus)” is a nod to the Romney family pup who got relegated to the roof of the car during a road trip. The song will be out Aug. 26, says the Washington Post. That happens to be National Dog Day, as well as the day before the GOP Convention begins.
Speaking of politics, Silversun Pickups have issued a ceased and desist order for Romney to stop using their song “Panic Switch” at his campaign events. “We don’t like people going behind our backs, using our music without asking, and we don’t like Mitt Romney,” said lead singer Brian Aubert. “We were very close to letting this go because the irony was too good. While he is inadvertently playing a song that describes his whole campaign, we doubt that ‘Panic Switch’ really sends the message he intends.”
And on the other side of the aisle, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine is accusing Obama of staging murders (Politico).
NPR takes a look at the London Telegraph’s project that asked readers to list six songs that defined them, including what would be played at their funeral.
Rolling Stone points out that Avicii will be the first DJ to headline Radio City Music Hall.
Fresh off her acting stints on Weeds and Up all Night, Alanis Morrissette will hit the road on tour behind her forthcoming album, Havoc and Bright Lights, out Aug. 28 (A.V. Club).
Crazy Horse guitar player Frank Sampedro told Rolling Stone that despite all the talk that Americana spurred, the band plans to play only one song from it on their forthcoming tour. In fact, they’re on track to release an album of original material, Psychedelic Pill, in October.