Deer Tick “Deer Tick Volume 1/Volume 2” (Partisan Records 2017)

In what is a slightly unusual move, Deer Tick have simultaneously released two albums of contrasting styles, their first for four years. Whilst being massively diverse in sound, both records actually do sit together very well to offer a full insight into a band in full creative flow. Volume 1 is acoustic with some folk edges and opens with a full-on John McCauley vocal on Sea of Clouds that certainly shakes the listener out of any preconceptions that this may be the “quieter” of the two albums. Continue reading “Deer Tick “Deer Tick Volume 1/Volume 2” (Partisan Records 2017)”

Deer Tick announce new albums for September, two of them

For the first time in four years (imagine life back then if you will), Providence, RI quartet Deer Tick have announced the release of not one new album on September 15th but two, creatively entitled: “Deer Tick Vol. 1” and “Deer Tick Vol. 2”. The albums were recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN and reflect completely contrasting styles, both of which accurately represent the two distinctive musical personalities of Deer Tick in a kind of Low Anthem way — quiet and thoughtful / loud and raucous. You can listen to the melanchony “Sea Of Clouds” from Vol. 1 and the garage punk-infused “It’s a Whale” from Vol. 2 below. Continue reading “Deer Tick announce new albums for September, two of them”