My name is Dean Sabatino

Dean Sabatino - 2013


I'm a graphic and user interface designer with extensive experience designing corporate presentations, web-based applications and websites, as well as creating illustrations, music packaging, logos and promotional materials.

I've been the drummer for the still active band The Dead Milkmen since 1983. I currently play drums in the instrumental group I Think Like Midnight. I have self-released ten instrumental albums of my own compositions and played with a variety of artists including Samuel Locke Ward, Madalean Gauze, The Big Mess Orchestra, Baby Flamehead, Butterfly Joe, and Narthex.

Evidence of my interest in photography (and cooking) can be found on Instagram.

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Album Release: Microtonal Honkytonk by I Think Like Midnight

October 6, 2023

The instrumental band I play drums with has released our 4th LP. Makes for great driving music. This is the third pandemic delayed release I've played on. Listen and purchase the new album here: Microtonal Honkytonk on Bandcamp.

Album Release: Purple Pie Plow by SLW cc Watt

July 21, 2023

SLW cc Watt is an inspired collaboration between prolific singer/songwriter/illustrator Samuel Locke Ward and SoCal punk legend bassist/singer Mike Watt (Minutemen, Firehose, The Stooges). For their second record they asked me to provide drums and percussion. You can hear and purchase Purple Pie Plow here: Purple Pie Plow on Bandcamp.

Album Release: Quaker City Quiet Pills by The Dead Milkmen

June 9, 2023

The 11th full length album from my longtime band the Dead Milkmen. I played drums and designed the cover artwork for this release. Listen to Quaker City Quiet Pills: Spotify.

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With The Dead Milkmen

Studio Albums

Big Lizard in My Backyard (1985)
Eat Your Paisley (1986)
Bucky Fellini (1987)
Beelzebubba (1988)
Metaphysical Graffiti (1990)
Soul Rotation (1992)
Not Richard, But Dick (1993)
Stoney's Extra Stout (Pig) (1995)
The King In Yellow (2011)
Pretty Music For Pretty People (2014)
Quaker City Quiet Pills (2023)

Live Albums

Chaos Rules - Live at the Trocadero (1994)


Now We Are 10 (1993)
Death Rides a Pale Cow (The Ultimate Collection) (1997)
Cream of the Crop (1998)
Now We Are 20 (2003)
The Dead Milkmen Present: Philadelphia In Love DVD (2003)
Depends On the Horse... (2020)

Singles and EPs

The Thing That Only Eats Hippies (1987)
Instant Club Hit EP (1987)
Punk Rock Girl (1988, 1989)
Smokin' Banana Peels EP (1988, 1989)
If I Had A Gun EP (1992)
Dark Clouds Gather Over Middlemarch (2012)
Big Words Make The Baby Jesus Cry (2012)
The Great Boston Molasses Flood (2013)
Welcome To Undertown (2013)
Split 7-inch with Flag of Democracy (2015)
Prisoner's Cinema (2015)
Welcome to the End of the World EP (2017)
(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang EP (2020)
Grandpa's Not a Racist (He Just Voted For One) (2023)

Self-released Cassettes

Funky Farm (1983)
A Date With The Dead Milkmen (1983)
Death Rides A Pale Cow (1984)
The Dead Milkmen Take The Airwaves (1984)
Someone Shot Sunshine (1984)

Self Released Solo

instrumental.volume.one (2011)
instrumental.volume.two (2013)
Augmenta Memoria (2015)
Green Sun (2015)
Specimen No. 2016 (2016)
The Unfortunate Math of Existence (2018)
Foreign Architechtures (2020)
Float (2020)
Soundscapes (2021)
Stratum (2022)

With I Think Like Midnight

Warm Seclusion Structure (2014)
This Land Is Your Mind (2018)
Kompromat EP (2018)
Interim Contingent (2021)
Microtonal Honkytonk (2023)

With Narthex

Twin Cities (2006)

With Butterfly Joe

Butterfly Joe (2000)

With The Big Mess Orchestra

Big Mess Orchestra (1997)
Have Yourself (2004)

With Baby Flamehead

Life Sandwich (1990)


Now You Are 50 - The Songs Of Joe Jack Talcum (2012)
Track "Stranger Gold"

Samuel Locke Ward - NAMEDROPPER
The Lame Years Vol. 11 (2013) - Guitar on Track "Vote Your Fear"
SLW cc Watt - Purple Pie Plow (2023) - Drums and Percussion

Madalean Gauze - American War
Drums on Tracks "Out Into Nothing" and "And Let Go"

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I will be looking for new design work beginning May 1, 2024. I'm available for recording/session work, composing soundtrack music, and creating music for online video/audio productions including product announcements, demos, incidental music, and podcasts.

Get in touch at dean@deansabatino.com

Find me on: Bandcamp Facebook Instagram

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