Dead Milkmen Return; Release New Album Today

Good morning world. What’s happening? The sun is out, the birds are singing. Bees are trying to have sex with them (as is my understanding). Enjoying the day? Good.

Oh, hey, the Dead Milkmen released an album of new material today, their first in fifteen years!

Is that what this is?

For the first time since the death of bassist Dave Blood, the rest of the Milkmen,

Joe Jack Talcum, Dean Clean, and Rodney Anonymous have banded together to make The King in Yellow, available today, as announced on the band’s website. Currently, it is available in digital download, and it is expected to be available in CD format in about a month. You can preview the tracks and download them here. The whole shebang will run you $9.99.

Meanwhile, they have only scheduled two gigs to support the album, one on April 9 at the Warsaw here in Brooklyn, NY, and another on April 30, at Chicago’s Congress Theater. But that’s it SO FAR — they hope to play more gigs later in the year.

What do you think of the album? As good as you remember the Dead Milkmen? Or are you waiting for a full CD? Comment below!


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