The Dead Milkmen are back with their first new song in two years, a propulsive rocker about a haunted Swedish train that serves as the first taste of the skewed punk outfit’s Welcome to the End of the World EP — and which we’re thrilled to premiere today at Slicing Up Eyeballs.
The song, which you can stream below, is called “Only the Dead Get Off at Kymlinge,” and, according to the Milkmen’s label, it’s based on a Swedish urban legend about the Kymlinge “ghost station” – an unfinished stop on the Stockholm Metro line – that’s said to be haunted by the Silverpilen “Silver Arrow” train.
As we reported back in March, the Dead Milkmen will release the new EP this fall on vinyl and digital formats with 50 percent of all after-tax profits being donated to Girls Rock Philly via the new philanthropic label The Giving Groove. The band is taking pre-orders for the EP on yellow vinyl (first edition limited to 500 copies) and 180-gram black vinyl (first edition also limited to 500 copies)
The donation to Girls Rock Philly is part of the label’s model; 50 percent of after-tax profits go to the artist, and the other 50 percent go to a music-related nonprofit group of the artist’s choosing.
Since reuniting around 2008, the Milkmen have released two studio albums — 2011’s The King in Yellow and 2014’s Pretty Music for Pretty People — and a string of 7-inches, most recently a split single with Philadelphia’s Flag of Democracy, which came out in 2015.
Stream the new track below – and see if you can resist shouting along to “Got bees in my brain!”
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