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Devo to Release Song About Mitt Romney’s Roof-Strapped Dog Seamus

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By Distriction on August 15, 2012

This post originally appeared on our DC/politics site Distriction.

Devo, the new wave American punk band best known for its 1980 hit “Whip It,” are set to channel its inner Gail Collins, releasing a song about Mitt Romney’s old dog Seamus.

If you need a refresher, in June 1983, the Romney family took a trip from Massachusetts to Ontario. At one point, the Romneys strapped Seamus’ carrier to the roof of the family’s Chevrolet Caprice station wagon, where he remained for the 12 hour trip.

And now there will be a song about it, called “Don’t Roof Rack Me, Bro! (Remember Seamus).” This, according to Rolling Stone:

Devo are set to release a track later this month entitled “Don’t Roof Rack Me, Bro! (Remember Seamus).” It is inspired by Mitt Romney’s notorious road trip from Massachusetts to Ontario, during which he transported the family dog, Seamus, in a kennel strapped to the roof of his station wagon.

According to the Orchard, the distributor behind the track, the digital single will be released on August 25th.

The track also comes as Devo’s founder and commercial director, Gerald V. Casale, kicks off his Remember Seamus campaign, which is supposed to help “make 2012 the year where animals like Seamus are valued and honesty is praised.”

Devo will also be helping DogsAgainstRomney.com‘s efforts.

[h/t UPROXX]

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