Dead Milkmen Debut ‘Pretty Music for Pretty People’ Video
Satirical punk outfit the Dead Milkmen have stayed relatively busy since coming back to life in 2008.
They released their first new album in 16 years, 'The King in Yellow,' in 2011 and are now set to release 'Pretty Music for Pretty People' on Oct. 7 and just posted the official video for the title track (below).
While most of the album is brand new material, a few songs on the upcoming album were already pressed on a limited edition 7-inch single the Dead Milkmen released on their own. “It was Ryan Adams’ suggestion,” said frontman Rodney Anonymous in a press release. “I tell people that and they don’t believe me -- probably because I also tell people that I rock climb with David Bowie, which is obviously a lie.”
Anonymous said the album is a tongue-in-cheek response to the current pop culture landscape. "I was hanging out in a club with some friends one night, lamenting the fact that none of our favorite bands could get a scrap of media attention while outlets were pushing the most deplorable, banal, non-threatening, Brooklyn-based pop music onto the world," he said. "That’s when one of my friends said, ‘I call that s--- pretty music for pretty people.’ I began to imagine an alternative reality -- one where the Beatles had lost the war and the Velvet Underground had won, a world where Billy Joel could never get into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame but Kevorkian Death could.”
The Dead Milkmen will play a handful of shows in support of the album, which you can pre-order here.
The Dead Milkmen -- 'Pretty Music for Pretty People'