Beloved Philly punk-jokesters The Dead Milkmen — who reunited in late 2008 and went on to play a handful of concerts last year — are writing new material and hope to release their first new studio album since 1995’s Stoney’s Extra Stout (Pig) by the end of 2010.
The band announced on its website Sunday that “we’re in the writing/rehearsing phase now and hope to have a full album release of some sort this year.” Some of those songs were performed at the band’s Halloween shows in Philadelphia last October (see a few videos from those concerts below).
The Milkmen originally disbanded in 1995, after a dozen years of touring and recording and scoring cult- to mid-level hits like “Bitchin’ Camaro” and “Punk Rock Girl.” In 2004, following the suicide of bassist Dave Blood, the group — aided by new bassist Dan Stevens — reunited for a pair of benefit concerts in their late bandmate’s memory.
In late 2008, the Milkmen — original members Joe Jack Talcum, Dean Clean and Rodney Anonymous — reunited once again with Stevens to play the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas. Last year, the group continued to play sporadically, performing concerts in New York, Chicago, Baltimore and their hometown.
Sunday’s post on the band website reports the Milkmen are “beginning to get our plans together for this year,” and while there’s “nothing definite yet” in terms of touring plans, “there are some places we’d like to get to this year.”
See video of the Dead Milkmen performing last Halloween after the jump…