Deer Tick release Born on Flag Day

Deer Tick follow up their highly praised album, War Elephant, with today’s release of new record, Born on Flag Day. While I don’t have a tried and true Dewey decimal system to break this one down with “scientific accuracy,” my ears and mind tell me that Born On Flag Day is a worthy successor to War Elephant. The new album unwinds with ten songs that move from rustic environs to twisting & banging rock-n-roll evoking CCR and others. Captained by Providence native John McCauley’s gritty vocals and refined songcraft, Born On Flag Day opens in grand style with “Easy,” launched with feedback and coming with a full on immediacy having all the glorious appeal of a finally gotten splinter. Elsewhere, the solitary acoustic “Song About A Man,” sounds off a melody cross between “Blowin’ In The Wind” and “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” lit by cozy harmonica. Boot clicker “Houston, TX,” falls somewhere in The Everly Brothers / Bodeans songbook, while “Straight Into A Storm,” is a hipshaking surfabilly tune ready to make all the pretty ladies dance. Good times and more to be found inside.


Tue-Jun-23 Vancouver, BC Media Club
Wed-Jun-24 Bellingham, WA Wild Buffalo *
Thu-Jun-25 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
Fri-Jun-26 Portland, OR Mission Theatre
Sat-Jun-27 Napa, CA Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Tue-Jun-30 Sacramento, CA Marilyn’s on K *
Wed-Jul-01 San Francisco, CA The Independent *
Thu-Jul-02 Santa Cruz, CA The Crepe Place *
Fri-Jul-03 Visalia, CA The Cellar Door *
Sat-Jul-04 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland *
Sun-Jul-05 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar *
Mon-Jul-06 Phoenix, AZ Modified Arts *
Wed-Jul-08 Lubbock, TX Bash Riprocks *
Thu-Jul-09 Austin, TX The Mohawk *
Fri-Jul-10 Denton, TX Hailey’s *
Sat-Jul-11 Little Rock, AR Sticky Fingerz *
Sun-Jul-12 Nashville, TN The Basement *
Mon-Jul-13 Lexington, KY Al’s Bar *
Tue-Jul-14 Indianapolis, IN Locals Only *
Wed-Jul-15 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle *
Thu-Jul-16 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern *
Fri-Jul-17 Toronto, ONT Horseshoe Tavern *
Sat-Jul-18 Ottawa, ON Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest
Sun-Jul-19 Ottawa, ON Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest
Mon-Jul-20 Montreal, QC Divan Orange *
Tue-Jul-21 Portland, ME Space Gallery *
Wed-Jul-22 Northampton, MA Iron Horse *
Thu-Jul-23 Wallingford, CT Wallingford American Legion *
Fri-Jul-24 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Fri-Oct-02 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival
Sat-Oct-03 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival
Sun-Oct-04 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival
Sat-Oct-10 Joshua Tree, CA Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival
Sun-Oct-11 Joshua Tree, CA Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival
% = w/ Jenny Lewis
* = w/ Dawes

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