Deer Tick Releases New Song From Upcoming Album – Listen Now

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(Ian O'Neil, far left, with Deer Tick)

Deer Tick titled their upcoming fifth studio album Negativity for a reason. Frontman John McCauley penned Negativity in the midst of a tumultuous period in his personal life, during his father’s prison sentence and the implosion of his engagement to Nikki Darlin of Nashville band Those Darlins. From McCauley’s pain and anguish rose a collection of songs that promises to be his most personal and mature work to date.

The album, out September 24, opens with break-up anthem “The Rock.” This metaphor-riddled song starts out gently but quickly morphs into an impassioned, Muscle Shoals-esque ballad as McCauley fervently wails over a background of piano and horns.

Deer Tick released this teaser video for Negativity:

The band hits the road this summer on the following dates, with more to be announced.

Deer Tick On Tour 2013
7/6 – Portsmouth, NH – Sneakers and Speakers Benefit
7/7 – Norfolk, CT – Infinity Hall
7/26 – Newport, RI – Newport Blues Café – SOLD OUT
7/27 – Newport, RI – Newport Blues Café – SOLD OUT
7/28 – Newport, RI – Newport Blues Café – SOLD OUT
9/7 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling Festival
9/17 – York, PA – Strand Performing Arts Center
9/18 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
9/20 – Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant Street
9/21 – Bristol, TN – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival
9/26 – Los Angeles, CA – UCLA – Bruin Plaza
10/1 – London, UK – The Borderline
10/2 – Brussels, Belgium – Botanique Rotonde
10/3 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso – Upstairs
10/4 – Berlin, Germany – Comet Club

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