Album News, Tracklist, Video — September 18, 2014 at 8:19 am

The Dead Milkmen return with ‘Pretty Music For Pretty People’ — hear the title track now

The Dead Milkmen

After releasing a steady stream of 7-inch singles over the past couple years, The Dead Milkmen return next month with their first new album in three years, a 17-track collection called Pretty Music For Pretty People that, perhaps not surprisingly, contains many of the songs included on those limited-edition 45s.

The new album, which follows up 2011’s The King in Yellow, which was the Milkmen’s first new album in 15 years, arrives Oct. 7. The band — original members Joe Jack Talcum, Dean Clean and Rodney Anonymous, plus bassist Dan Stevens, who replaces the late Dave Blood — reunited in 2008, and has been playing sporadically ever since.

Below, check out the video for the title tracks, as well as the full tracklist (including such typically delightful titles as “The Sun Turns Our Patio Into A Lifeless Hell”) and cover art.


The Dead Milkmen, “Pretty Music For Pretty People”


The Dead Milkmen

Tracklist: The Dead Milkmen, Pretty Music For Pretty People

1. “Pretty Music For Pretty People”
2. “Big Words Make The Baby Jesus Cry”
3. “Welcome To Undertown”
4. “Now I Wanna Hold Your Dog”
5. “Make It Witchy”
6. “Mary Ann Cotton (The Poisoner’s Song)”
7. “I’ve Got To Get My Numbers Up”
8. “Anthropology Days”
9. “Somewhere Over Antarctica”
10. “Dark Clouds Gather Over Middlemarch”
11. “Streetlamps – Walking To Work”
12. “The Sun Turns Our Patio Into A Lifeless Hell”
13. “The Great Boston Molasses Flood”
14. “All You Need Is Nothing”
15. “Ronald Reagan Killed The Black Dahlia”
16. “Hipster Beard”
17. “Sanitary Times”






  1. sounds like old dead kennedys at least the hipsters are gonna have something to listen to.

  2. Actually, this sounds like it could be from 1984. Surprised. Like seem a bit more political than I remember them, but in an overt positive way. God I’m stoned! Still sounded interesting.

  3. William Nothing

    when did we get so goddamn old?

  4. @William: it happened to me in the last 7 years.

    On the topic of the dead milkmen. Longtime fan, especially of soul rotation. I know that ones not an obvious choice but “the secret of life” changed my life.

  5. Them milkmen did it again, cool tune!

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