I heard Deer Tick on KEXP a few months ago and immediately rushed to buy their latest record. What I heard was a mix of grunge, country, rock and blues and it’s just right for the Northwestern indian summer we’re about to have. Fans of the Cave Singers and the Maldives will appreciate John McCauley’s slightly ominous Americana stylings coupled with a plaintive, raspy singing style.
Deer Tick were recently named the #1 Breaking Band To Watch at SXSW 2009 by Rolling Stone’s own David Fricke, which is kind of a big deal, right? I know! Apparently they’re also quite funny to watch live, so I’m excited to see what they might pull out of their hats: “I’ve seen so many people play with virtually no stage presence and it’s a bummer. I don’t want to watch that. Besides, my songs are too sad to sing one after the other and not tell a few jokes.”
I’ve had this show on the books for over a month now and I can’t wait! Deer Tick plays tonight at (9/24) the High Dive (sponsored by The Tractor Tavern). I think it’ll be a great show for one of these last warm summer nights. Come drink a beer with me![video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M3pBhgYEcU]