Wednesday 7 August 2013

Deer Tick - The Rock

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There have been a couple of times this year that we've featured tracks from Diamond Rugs (check out 'Hightail' and 'Country Mile'), the relevance being that that band were a supergroup of sorts and included one of Deer Tick in their line-up. It's now been announced though, that the Rhode Island group have reconvened to put together their fifth full-length which is set for release in the UK on September 30th (a week earlier in North America) and they've heralded this announcement with news of a new single, 'The Rock', which is in stores next week.

Despite the gothic looking font and arguably uninspired black background, the band haven't taken much of a directional detour. They're still making the same expertly crafted alt-country/rock that they've been doing for the best part of a decade. 'The Rock' is a song of two halves; the creepy, moody, haunting built-up, and then the explosion of sound where the band hit full steam and pound the heck out of drums, guitars and vocal chords, all whilst adding a brass section for some added soul. It shows diversity and experimentation which, it goes without saying, should get fans a little excited for the new record.

Deer Tick's website

Buy the single

Catch them live:

Sep 7 Boston Calling, Boston, MA, US
Sep 14 Dudemash II at The Met, Pawtucket, RI, US
Sep 15 The John Boyle O'Reilly Club, Springfield, MA, US
Sep 17 Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center, York, PA, US
Sep 18 Ottobar, Baltimore, MD, US
Sep 20 123 Pleasant Street, Morgantown, WV, US
Sep 21 Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, Bristol, TN, US
Sep 26 UCLA Bruin - Bruin Plaza, Los Angeles, US
Oct 10 Lee's Palace, Toronto, ON, Canada
Oct 11 Majestic Theatre, Detroit, MI, US
Oct 12 Otto`s, Dekalb, IL, US
Oct 13 Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI, US
Oct 15 Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN, US
Oct 16 West End Cultural Center, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Oct 18 Starlite Room, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Oct 19 Republik, Calgary, AB, Canada
Oct 21 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Oct 22 Neumos, Seattle, WA, US
Oct 23, Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR, US
Oct 25 Slim's, San Francisco, CA, US
Oct 26 Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA, US
Oct 27 Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA, US
Oct 29 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT, US
Oct 30, Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO, US
Nov 1 Slowdown, Omaha, NE, US
Nov 2 The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS, US
Nov 3 Firebird, St Louis, MO, US
Nov 4 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, KY, US
Nov 6 Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, US
Nov 7 Webster Hall, New York, NY, US

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