The rocking person’s think band.
Milton and the Devils Party’s long-awaited third album, You Must Contribute, Brain!, has dropped!
Milton and the Devils Party was formed in 2001 by singer-songwriter-bassist Daniel Robinson and guitarist Mark Graybill. Guitarist Pat Manley joined in 2002 and, after departing in 2007, performs occasionally with the band. Drummer Bob Falgie joined in 2006. Since then, MDP has played hundreds of shows in the Philadelphia area and occasional shows in and around NYC.
The band’s first album, What Is All This Sweet Work Worth?, was re-released in 2006 by the New Jersey indie label FDR. The follow-up, How Wicked We’ve Become, was produced by Brian McTear and released by the Philadelphia label Transit of Venus in 2007. A third album, You Must Contribute, Brain!, also produced by McTear, is forthcoming in 2013.
from the forthcoming album You Must Contribute, Brain!
Muse of Mundanity
from the album How Wicked We’ve Become
Have You Been Around?
from the album What Is All This Sweet Work Worth?
“…don’t let the bookworm status scare you off–there are plenty of hooks to keep things interesting.” –Philadelphia Weekly
“…the band’s propulsive, power pop music offers the sweet-and-sour whiff of an Elvis Costello or R.E.M. anthem.” –Philadelphia Daily News
“If you like your rock ‘n’ roll classic, R.E.M.-like and honest, then you’ll like Milton And The Devils Party.” –Pulse Weekly
“Sure the music is intelligent but it’s far from exclusionary. If you’re like me you just might hear a little bit of XTC wedged in between some of the more rockin’ tunes. Good stuff.” –Smother.net
“What is All This Sweet Work Worth? sneaks up on you and hooks you before you even know it.” –Indieville.com
“Whoever has fun with straight-ahead pop-rock will have a good time with Milton and the Devils Party.” –Beat Magazine [Germany]
“Hey, who ever thought you could shake your ass to literary-inflected rock.” –F5
“This album of cerebral power pop is not exclusionary by being aimed at solely the intellectual. The band’s mixture of melodic and rock sensibility makes the music accessible to everyone.” –CDReviews.com
“…a tremendous effort for a debut full-length.” –Chorus and Verse
“Milton and the Devils Party makes smart, hook-laden rock.” –Connected Magazine
“Philadelphia’s own Milton and the Devils Party are a breath of fresh power-pop air. Keeping alive a beautiful tradition of romantic angst matched with seamless pop sensibilities, this quartet is keeping the spirit of the Kinks, Go-Betweens, Graham Parker and Don Dixon alive alive with this one-two punch of a record.” –MagnaPhone Magazine
“…a skilful and exuberant paean to Eighties college rock….” –Copper Press
“…these songs are also drenched in melody, with a real grit and crunch along the way….” –Glorious Noise