Philanthropic Label The Giving Groove Signs the Dead Milkmen; Welcome to the End of the World Out This Fall
PHILADELPHIA, PA – July 11, 2017 – Philanthropic record label The Giving Groove is pleased to announce the signing of Philly punk icons the Dead Milkmen to its roster.
For more nearly 35 years, the Milkmen have been happily skewering pop culture and confounding critics with their quirky brand of smart, satirical punk, and amassing a huge cult following with the hit singles “Bitchin’ Camaro” and “Punk Rock Girl.”
The band will release their new EP, Welcome to the End of the World, this fall on The Giving Groove. “You’re either going to buy it or not,” says frontman Rodney Anonymous, adding an ominous warning: “If you don’t buy it, don’t blame us when you get eaten by wolves, because this EP will be the only thing standing between you and the wolves.”
Today, the Dead Milkmen share advance single “Only the Dead Get Off at Kymlinge,” a spooky tale based on the urban legend surrounding the Stockholm Metro’s Kymlinge ghost station and the haunted Silverpilen “Silver Arrow” train that is said to usher passengers to mysterious and terrible fates there.
Following The Giving Groove’s “artist-friendly, socially conscious” model of donating one half of all profits to music charities, the Dead Milkmen will donate 50 percent of album proceeds to Girls Rock Philly, an organization dedicated to empowering girls and women from the greater Philadelphia region through music education and activities that foster self-respect, leadership skills, creativity, self-expression, critical thinking, and collaboration.
“We were excited about The Giving Groove’s ‘artist friendly, socially conscious’ concept and liked the idea of channeling part of our album profits to a local music organization,” says Dead Milkmen drummer Dean Sabatino, a.k.a. Dean Clean. “Girls Rock Philly has great programs for girls and women, such as summer camps, youth bands, and music-writing classes.”
The Dead Milkmen join The Giving Groove’s growing family of artists, including Hoots & Hellmouth, OOLALA, and DECONTROL, who are committed to giving back to the music community. “To have such an iconic Philly band as the Dead Milkmen choose to release a new EP with The Giving Groove and align themselves with our model is truly thrilling,” says Giving Groove co-founder Matt Teacher. “We grew up listening to the Milkmen, and to be able to work with them is a dream come true.”
Welcome to the End of the World is available for vinyl and digital pre-order HERE; Philadelphia fans can catch the Dead Milkmen headlining the free Clark Park Music & Arts Festival taking place this Saturday, July 15.
ABOUT THE GIVING GROOVE
The Giving Groove is a full-service independent record label based in Philadelphia. Operating under the motto “artist-friendly, socially conscious,” The Giving Groove was founded in 2015 by musicians and studio owners, with the mission to help artists realize their musical vision while giving back to the community. Under the Giving Groove model, half of all album proceeds after taxes go to the artist, and half are donated to a music-related 501(C)3 nonprofit of the artist’s choice. For more information, visit http://thegivinggroove.
ABOUT GIRLS ROCK PHILLY
Girls Rock Philly is a youth-centered music organization dedicated to building an intergenerational community of girls, women, and trans and gender non-conforming people. Through the practice of fearless expression, artistic experimentation, and collaboration, we build the confidence and leadershi