Devo Release Song Inspired by Mitt Romney Dog Incident
It's a dog-eat-dog world for '80s New Wavers Devo and politico Mitt Romney.
Presumptive GOP candidate Romney is perhaps as well known for his politics as he is for his dog incident, during which he left a kennel containing family pooch Seamus strapped to the roof of the car while on a 12-hour trip from Massachusetts to Ontario. Longtime rockers Devo will pay homage to the incident with a brand-new song, called 'Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro! (Seamus Unleashed),' which is set to drop at the end of the month.
ABC News reports that the single will be available digitally via the Orchard on Aug. 25.
The track coincides with the Remember Seamus campaign launched by Devo founder and commercial director Gerald V. Casale. The goal of the campaign is to "make 2012 the year where animals like Seamus are valued and honesty is praised."
Devo also back Dogs Against Romney, and Casale has designed a limited edition shirt for the organization, which encourages us to remember "Crate Gate" and that Romney is mean to dogs. He's also involved in a smartphone game called 'The Crate Escape: Seamus Unleashed,' which drops Aug. 26. That's National Dog Day, so it's no coincidence.
The plight of Seamus the Irish Setter really garnered a lot of supporters out there, but few are as dedicated as Devo, who were inspired to pen a song for him, among other things.
Listen to Devo, 'Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro! (Seamus Unleashed)'