This past Monday it was announced by The Giving Groove, a record label home to acts such as Hoots & Hellmouth, OOLALA and DECONTROL that is extremely committed to giving back to the community, that they had recently signed Philadelphia’s own The Dead Milkmen. For the past thirty five years, the City of Brotherly Love’s punk hometown heroes have made a career by perplexing critics and distorting pop culture by dousing punk in satire and creating a huge cult following with hits such as “Punk Rock Girl” & “Bitchin’ Camaro.” The Giving Groove co-founder Matt Teacher expressed his excitement of the labels new addition stating, “We grew up listening to the Milkmen, and to be able to work with them is a dream come true.”
The group plans on releasing their new EP Welcome to the End of the World, this fall on their new label & also has recently shared an advance single “Only the Dead Get Off at Kymlinge,” a ghastly energetic rock song that is based on the urban legend of the Stockholm Metro’s Kymlinge ghost station and the haunted Silverpilen “Silver Arrow” train that is said to usher passengers to fates that are unknown and frightening.
Just like their new philanthropic label, The Dead Milkmen will give back to their community by donating half of their profits to a music charity of their choice. Dead Milkmen drummer Dean Sabatino, a.k.a. Dean Clean was all for the idea of giving back saying, “We were excited about The Giving Groove’s ‘artist friendly, socially conscious’ concept and liked the idea of channeling part of our album profits to a local music organization.” The band has chosen “Girls Rock Philly,” an organization dedicated to empowering girls and women in the Philadelphia region through music education and activities that promote self respect, leadership skills, self-expression, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity. Below you can checkout The Dead Milkmen’s new single “Only the Dead Get Off at Kymlinge,” & rock on with Philadelphia punk rock knights.