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DEVO ‘Smooth Noodle Maps’ Deluxe LP/CD OUT NOW!

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Long out of print and never reissued, this year FUTURISMO invite you to snake through the chaos with a Deluxe limited edition of DEVO’s 1990 album – Smooth Noodle Maps!

An underrated gem, Smooth Noodle Maps might oddly be the most anticipated of all DEVO’s reissues. It’s title being a direct reference to the brain was perhaps an irony to fans left underwhelmed at the time, yet over the years this album has become warmly regarded a hardcore fan favourite, especially among those who were there to witness this record mirror an end to the excessive Eighties. Whether you’re a true believer or have just come to your senses, Smooth Noodle Maps will show you the way.

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Inspired by the concept of chaos theory, a theme inherent in de-evolution itself, Smooth Noodle Maps paralleled the bands own dissolution of order, yet the albums tight conceptual elements (the artwork featured animations of chaos motion developed by an actual laboratory) and arthouse pop make this a record hard not to love. Though it may have foreshadowed a hiatus for DEVO, Smooth Noodle Maps is a joyous enigma, a record demonstrating a stronghold of captivating tunes such as ‘Stuck In A Loop’ and “A Change Is Gonna Cum’, undoubtably hits in another time and space, whilst simultaneously playing off the arch humour and observation found on ’Jimmy’ and ‘Post Post-Modern Man’, all dusted with the intelligent foresight always expected of the band.
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This year, FUTURISMO give every truly discerning DEVO fan the out of print release they’ve been been craving, the follow up to last years Total Devo Deluxe – a limited pressing of Smooth Noodle Maps Deluxe. Each gatefold lp set includes 2x180g limited edition coloured vinyl in the choice of ‘Brain Drain’, ‘Postmodern Chaos’ or ‘Donut Glaze’ as well as a 2xCD gatefold digipak version. Included alongside the original album are remixes, demos and unheard tracks unearthed from the archives. The records come in a die-cut gatefold sleeve that enables an interchangeable cover, it contains a huge double sided poster with unseen pictures and new liner notes by Gerald V. Casale, plus a sheet of cut-out finger spinners.

DEVO’s Smooth Noodle Maps Deluxe is an essential addition to the collection of any spud stuck in a loop! This March it’s time to get smooth…only while stocks last!

DEVO > ‘Stuck In A Loop’ from Smooth Noodle Maps (Deluxe) LP

DEVO ‘Total Devo’ Deluxe 2xLP and 2xCD OUT NOW!

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Long out of print and never reissued on vinyl, FUTURISMO proudly present a super limited Deluxe edition of DEVO’s 1988 album – Total Devo, in time for its 30th Anniversary! Over the years this totally underrated lp has become a fan favourite, aswell as a prediction of these unsettling times we live in, so it seems only fitting it’s right now that Total Devo gets its first time reissue.

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Back in 1988, when the airwaves were being homogenized by vapid pop, DEVO set about creating their first album in four years. The result was this slice of overt irony, a dance orientated, back to basics, emotionally arch selection – including now classics ‘Baby Doll’ and ‘Disco Dancer’ – that twisted pop on it’s head by imitating in part the very music it mocked. Despite its industrial edge and unusual trademark quirk, the concept was perhaps so honest at the time that the joke was inevitably lost, but in the years since hindsight has it serving as a testament to another of DEVO‘s misunderstood works of art.
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This summer, FUTURISMO give every truly discerning DEVO fan the out of print release they’ve been been craving, a very limited pressing of Total Devo Deluxe. Each gatefold lp set includes 2x180g limited edition coloured vinyl in the choice of ‘Defcon Disco’, ‘Totally Agitated’ or ‘Happy Sad’. Included alongside the original album are remixes, demos and unheard tracks unearthed from the archives. The records come in a spot laminated gatefold sleeve that shows illustrations and logos when viewed in a certain light, it contains a huge double sided poster with unseen pictures and brand new liner notes by Gerald V. Casale of DEVO, and two collectable photographic postcards! Making this an essential addition to the collection of any agitated spud.

Available NOW from the FUTURISMO Online Store. Only while stocks last!

DEVO > ‘Baby Doll’ from Total Devo (Deluxe) LP

Now Shipping! SUBURBAN LAWNS new wave classic on LP and CD

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Out Now! Never before reissued and out of print since 1981, FUTURISMO proudly present this eccentric slice of Californian new wave art punk from the SUBURBAN LAWNS. Delivered in fine redux fashion, on Flavor Crystal 180g coloured vinyl with free download, as well as a CD digipak version. Both include new artwork and photos, huge foldout poster, all the tracks present on the original S/T LP plus five bonus tracks as featured on their fabulous Baby EP.

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SUBURBAN LAWNS were the embodiment of everything that new wave was supposed to be: subversive, artistic, humorous and aligned to the timeless sensibilities of pop. Do not miss this masterpiece, available NOW from the FUTURISMOSTORE

SUBURBAN LAWNS > ‘Flying Saucer Safari’ from S/T