Deer Tick – “20 Miles”

Deer Tick announced their third album, The Black Dirt Sessions, yesterday and sent out this taste from the record. Singer John McCauley, who’s always sounded far too old for his age, and though his gravelly vocals remain, there’s a less anguish here, replaced with something like weary acceptance.

Deer Tick – “20 Miles” (MP3)

The Black Dirt Sessions is out 6/8 via Partizan. The song titles indicate that melancholy will be an album-wide theme:

01 “Choir of Angels”
02 “Twenty Miles”
03 “Goodbye, Dear Friend”
04 “Piece By Piece, Frame By Frame”
05 “Sad Sun”
06 “Mange”
07 “When She Comes Home”
08 “Hand In My Hand”
09 “I Will Not Be Myself”
10 “Blood Moon”
11 “Christ Jesus”

Tour dates:
04/08 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge #
04/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club #
04/10 – Iowa City, IA @ The Mill #
04/11 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall #
04/12 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory &
04/13 – El Paso, TX @ Percolator &
04/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Trunkspace &
04/16 – Indio, CA (Coachella)
04/20 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom %
04/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret %
04/22 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern %
04/24 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place
04/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
04/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre *
04/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
04/29 – Santa Fe, NM @ Sante Fe Brewing Company *
04/30 – Dallas, TX @ The Loft *
05/01 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s *
05/02 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio *
05/03 – Fayetteville, AR @ Majestic Lounge *
05/04 – Little Rock, AR @ Sticky Fingerz
05/05 – Birmingham, AL @ Workplay *
05/06 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom *
05/07 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners *
05/08 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
05/09 – Ithaca, NY @ Castaway’s
05/10 – Albany, NY @ Valentines
05/11 – Boston, MA @ Paradise *
05/12 – Boston, MA @ Paradise *
05/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory *
05/14 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
05/15 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
07/23-24 – Floyd, VA (Floyd Fest)
08/06 -8 – Chicago, IL (Lollapalooza)

* w/ Dr. Dog
# w/ Darlins
% w/ Holy Sons
& w/ One Wolf

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