Our last run-in with Devo was back in July when we premiered Gerald Casale’s remix of The Dandy Warhols’ “Pope Reverend Jim.” But what have the other Devo boys been up to? Scoring epic Marvel films, that’s what.
Devo, the seminal new wave band from the ’70s and ’80s, is comprised of a pair of brothers, the Casales (Gerald and Bob) and the Mothersbaughs (Mark and also Bob). Despite their deep repertoire, the quartet remain best known for their uber catchy 1980 tune, “Whip It”—which seems incongruous with the kind of music you’d envisage for a Marvel film, right? Especially one so virile as Thor: Ragnarok? Never fear fans: this guy Mark Mothersbaugh is the man, and he’s a super impressive composer outside of his Devo persona.
As Entertainment Weekly reports, Mothersbaugh has been tapped as scorer for the third film in the Thor series. The new project adds to Mothersbaugh’s impressive list of songwriting credits, which includes The Lego Movie, Wes Anderson films (Life Aquatic, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums), Pee Wee’s Big Holiday, and all 13 seasons of Rugrats.
Out November 3, Thor: Ragnarok brings together our favorite Norse god (Chris Hemsworth) and Bruce Banner (aka The Hulk aka Mark Ruffalo), in what Ruffalo described as “an intergalactic buddy road movie.” And Hemsworth called it a “[Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid] sort of story.” We’ll find out soon what kind of shenanigans these too strong men get up to. Until then, take a listen to Mothersbaugh’s gorgeous Life Aquatic score (above) and let us know your thoughts on this collaboration in the comments below.
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