'80s Alt-rock pioneers DEVO were not put on this Earth simply to help you "Whip It" good. They're here to help you stay safe from the pandemic, too.
The band is currently offering their iconic "Energy Dome" hats, complete with a face shield emblazoned with their logo, both as a celebration of the 40 year anniversary of the dome's introduction into pop culture - but also as a way to keep fans properly socially distanced.
Bassist Gerard Casale included a note on the web store about the significance of the new merch item:
"It’s the 40th anniversary of DEVO’s Energy Dome – a DEVO icon that is often as misunderstood as the band itself. Although they have been mistaken for flower pots, dog bowls, car urinals, lampshades, and eventually relegated specifically for the use at holiday parties, these holy totems were actually designed with a more important purpose in mind.
It was designed according to the ancient ziggurat mound proportions used in votive worship. Like the mounds it collects energy and recirculates it.
In this case the Dome collects energy that escapes from the crown of the human head and pushes it back into the medulla oblongata for increased mental energy.
It’s very important that you acquire a plastic hard hat liner adjusted to your head size and fix it with duct tape or super glue to the inside of the dump. This allows the Dome to float just about the cranium and thus do its job. Unfortunately sans hard hat liner the recirculation of energy will not occur!"
Pick up your DEVO "Energy Dome" PPE Kit here.