Wednesday, April 12, 2023

The Dead Milkmen - "Grandpa's Not a Racist (He Just Voted for One)"

I've been a die hard Dead Milkmen fan for about thirty years now, and I'm thrilled any time we can bring you new music from the Philly punks. They have a new single out, and their first new album since 2017's Welcome to the End of the World. "Grandpa's Not a Racist (He Just Voted for One)" is the closest they've come to sounding like their 80's and 90's selves since they reunited. This new song sounds like it could have been an unreleased song from Beelzebubba or Eat Your Paisley. Subject matter wise, "Grandpa's Not a Racist (He Just Voted for One)" fits their old school songs, too. It's a biting commentary that blatantly mocks right wing fears and voting habits without being jokey. It's fntastic that a band can be forty years into existence and thirteen years into a reunion and still be this vital.

You can listen to "Grandpa's Not a Racist (He Just Voted for One)" below. Quaker City Quiet Pills is due out June 9 on The Giving Groove and can be pre-ordered here. For more on The Dead Milkmen, check out the band's website.

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