The Dead Milkmen make a triumphant return with their new single, a spirited cover of Heaven 17’s classic anti-fascism anthem “(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang". With righteous indignation and a thumping four-on-the-floor beat, the recording marks the legendary satirical punk band’s first new release since 2017’s Welcome to the End of the World EP—and a characteristically grim pronouncement on the upcoming Republican National Convention.
The new single is accompanied by a b-side, “A Complicated Faith,” a Milkmen original buoyed by Depeche Mode-inspired rhythms and a scalding guitar solo courtesy of Joe Jack Talcum. “It's obviously a very emotional song for Rodney to sing,” drummer Dean Clean says of the tune.
Following the Giving Groove model, all label profits will be donated to a 501(c)3 music-related charity. The Dead Milkmen have chosen Girls Rock Philly as the recipient for this release.
•(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
•A Complicated Faith
First pressing of 500 hand-numbered transparent red vinyl.
Second pressing of 500 hand-numbered blue swirl vinyl.
Pressed with love at Gotta Groove in Cleveland, OH