Deer Tick Head Out on Campaign Trail with Bassist Christopher Dale Ryan… Partisan Records officially announces that Deer Tick will once again be heading out on the campaign trail, supporting their non-partisan platform known as 2011’s LP Divine Providence, and their new EP,Tim, which should effectively solidify their reputation on both sides of the aisle. In hopes of enticing new voters young and old and of all creeds and colors, Deer Tick’s Freedom Bus Tour will commence on April 19th with a strategic benefit concert in Springfield, MA. The five person committee will then go on to meet with its diverse constituency around North America, culminating with a train stop at the Clearwater Music Festival in Croton, NY. The rock n’ roll commission will also visit its electorate at major US festivals this spring and summer, including Double Decker Festival, Sasquatch Festival, The Friendly Gathering, Forecastle Festival and Newport Folk Festival.
Campaign yard signs can be purchased here and the full list of tour dates is below. Should constituents choose to post pictures of their yard signs to the band’s Facebook page, they will be rewarded with an unreleased MP3 from the campaign committee. Become a delegate and support Deer Tick’s policies NOW! They Want YOU!
SPIN has premiered a new track, “Born At Zero,” off of Tim, the new EP from Deer Tick that was released in February and taken from the same sessions that produced the band’s highly acclaimed latest full-length, Divine Providence. The upbeat bluesy rock ‘n roll scorcher can be downloaded here. Tim, hailed by Rolling Stone as a “wild new EP of ragged, last-call sing-alongs,” is comprised of four unreleased songs as well as an acoustic version of the single, “Main Street.” Released digitally at first, 200 limited copies on 10″ vinyl will be sold exclusively via the Partisan Records webstore, and will also be available during the band’s spring campaign.
Divine Providence has been widely endorsed by the press, with performances on Late Show with David Letterman and The Conan O’Brien Show. New York Times referred to frontman John McCauley as “growly, funny, slyly insightful,” and Relix agreed, “McCauley’s sense of musical inebriation has a deep cohesiveness and striking emotional weight.” SPIN called the album “revelatory,” whileAmerican Songwriter praised, “If this sounds like a rave, then you read it correctly. Divine Providence,music that the Creator Himself may have sent, is the best, funniest, most detailed, thrilling blast of rock and roll since The Hold Steady’s Boys And Girls In America.”