By. Kevin Feagin
I first saw Deer Tick open for Deerhunter (no shit) at the Drunken Unicorn. I thought they were fine, but not a band I would ever listen to again. Over the next couple of years, they were brought up again and again by people I trust. I was told this was a band I would be in to. After hearing John McCauley on an awesome John Prine tribute record, I ended up giving both this record and “War Elephant” another try. After a few listens, I loved both of them. While I already have this in iTunes, I was super excited to open my package and find out that I’m now the proud owner of the vinyl.
I would definitely recommend this record to anyone who hasn’t heard it. I suspect they are considered “Americana”, but they have more edge and grit than most of what’s out there. The other big takeaway is that there really isn’t a bad song on the entire record. That’s a rarity these days. Check it out.