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Deer Tick – “Grandfather Song”

It’s been almost two years since Deer Tick released their fifth LP Negativity, which featured the string of singles “The Rock,” “The Dream’s In The Ditch,” “The Curtain,” and “Just Friends.” But “Grandfather Song” was one track that didn’t make the album. Now it’s being released on Amazon Acoustics, an Amazon playlist that features a… More »

By: Lisa Brown / July 28, 2015 - 5:24 pm

Virgin Forest – “Dream” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

When he’s not touring as the keyboardist for Phosphorescent, Scott Stapleton serves as frontman and songwriter for the Brooklyn-based band Virgin Forest, which also includes members of Deer Tick. After breaking his hand in a fight in Germany while on tour with Phosphorescent, Stapleton returned to his native Florida to convalesce, and, as these thing… More »

By: Peter Helman / January 26, 2015 - 10:52 am

Watch Stevie Nicks Sing “Rhiannon” With Deer Tick On New Year’s Eve

Deer Tick wrapped up the year and their six-night Brooklyn Bowl residency with a surprise guest appearance by Stevie Nicks. She came out during their New Year’s Eve show to sing “Rhiannon” with the band, who were celebrating their tenth anniversary with a series of shows to pay tribute to the artists that inspired them. More »

By: James Rettig / January 2, 2015 - 8:33 am

Watch Deer Tick And Sharon Van Etten Cover Lou Reed In Brooklyn

Providence roots-rockers Deer Tick are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a six-day residency at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl, where they’re sporting yellow bowling shirts and covering a different classic album each night, culminating in a New Year’s Eve set of fan-requested songs. After starting things off with NRBQ’s Tiddlywinks, Deer Tick took on Lou Reed’… More »

By: Peter Helman / December 29, 2014 - 2:50 pm

Deer Tick – “White Havoc” (Stereogum Premiere)

It’s December 1, which means that we have officially entered the Holiday Season and can prepare ourselves for the onslaught of sometimes awesome but mostly terrible Christmas songs that will be blaring from the speakers of shopping malls across the country. We’ve heard a few good new jingles, most notable Liz Phair’s “Ho Ho Ho,”… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 1, 2014 - 11:43 am

Sour Patch Kids Host Deer Tick, Magic Man, & Other Touring Bands In Brooklyn House

Sour Patch Kids are delicious. Right now, people in my Twitter feed, and probably yours, are out there slandering a perfectly delicious candy just because its marketing empire is trying to get in on this whole “indie rock is cool” thing. However. We live in strange times when Sour Patch Kids has decided that the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 3, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Artist Portraits From Stereogum #Soundwave At Outside Lands 2014

At this year’s Outside Lands, Stereogum teamed with Toyota to present performances at the Soundwave tent. Throughout the weekend there were intimate jams, DJ sets, and Q&As from artists like Christopher Owens, Tycho, Phosphorescent, Big Freedia, Courtney Barnett, and the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne. See our photographer Wilson Lee’s live photos above and check out… More »

By: Stereogum / August 13, 2014 - 9:08 am

Senator Seeks Clarification Of Carry-On Laws After Deer Tick Frontman Is Denied Aboard Plane

Deer Tick frontman John McCauley ran into some airport troubles last week after he tried to catch a flight to the Newport Folk Festival. While trying to board a plane from Philadelphia to Rhode Island, U.S. Airways refused to let him or his wife, Vanessa Carlton, on board with his guitar. McCauley tweeted about the… More »

By: James Rettig / July 27, 2014 - 11:06 am

The Replacements Announce NYC Show With The Hold Steady

The Replacements have begun playing shows again so gradually that we wouldn’t blame you if you forgot. They’ve hit half a dozen festivals so far, and in our experience their set has been really enjoyable. Now the band has announced a show 9/19 at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens with support from the Hold Steady,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 16, 2014 - 6:07 pm

The Hold Steady – “Easy” (Deer Tick Cover) & Deer Tick – “Constructive Summer” (Hold Steady Cover)

To celebrate the kickoff of their tour together the Hold Steady and Deer Tick have covered each other’s music. The Hold Steady took on “Easy” the lead song off their tour-mates’ album Born On Flag Day while Deer Tick covered “Constructive Summer,” the first song on Stay Positive. Listen to both below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 17, 2014 - 4:56 pm

Watch Video From Nirvana & Friends’ Secret Show At Saint Vitus Last Night

Last night, the surviving members of Nirvana made a surprising and awesome decision. On their way into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, those members played the ceremony, with a succession of badass ladies filling in for Kurt Cobain: Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent, Lorde. And after the ceremony, this mutant version of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2014 - 8:55 am

Stevie Nicks Officiates Deer Tick Frontman’s Wedding To Vanessa Carlton

Fleetwood Mac’s 2013 tour wraps up tonight in Vegas, but as Vulture points out, Stevie Nicks was tending to some other business Friday: She officiated a private wedding ceremony for Vanessa Carlton and Deer Tick frontman John McCauley. The musical couple, who released the duet “In Our Time” earlier this year, shared a few photo… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 30, 2013 - 11:02 am

Download Deer Tick’s In Utero Covers Set

Deer Tick are gearing to release their new album Negativity next week, but this past Friday at Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Bowl, they revived their Nirvana cover project Deervana to celebrate the 20th anniversary of In Utero’s release. The Providence band has previously performed Nirvana cover sets at SXSW, Bonnaroo, and Northside Festival, but this was their… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 16, 2013 - 10:52 am

Deer Tick – “Just Friends” (Stereogum Premiere)

At the end of the month, Providence roots-rockers Deer Tick will release their new LP Negativity. The band unveiled “The Curtain,” a third cut from the record, yesterday but have delivered “Just Friends,” this week. On the song, frontman John McCauley says, “I ran into my ex-fiancée at a bar one night and, I’m probably… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 11, 2013 - 12:51 pm

Deer Tick – “The Curtain”

We’ve heard “The Rock” and “Dream’s In The Ditch” from Deer Tick, and now it looks like they have another new song out for their upcoming album Negativity. “The Curtain” is in a similar vein to “Ditch” with a little bit less Springsteen. Still though there are plenty of organ swells, guitar solos, and a… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 10, 2013 - 4:31 pm

Deer Tick – “The Dream’s In The Ditch”

Deer Tick’s second single, “The Dream’s In The Ditch,” from their upcoming album Negativity is, unfortunately, not a lament for Tom, who was upset their lead single “The Rock” was not about Dwayne Johnson. This one is a little bit more jubilant but certainly rocks just as hard and has a little bit of a… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 30, 2013 - 3:15 pm

Deer Tick – “The Rock”

Here’s something sad: “The Rock,” the new song from Providence scraggle-rock traditionalists Deer Tick, has nothing to do with the movie star and occasional professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson. Instead, it’s a love song, and a perfectly decent one, with an assured build and a rousing horn line. But can you imagine how much better thi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 18, 2013 - 10:53 am

Watch Deer Tick Cover “Flagpole Sitta”

The latest edition of AV Club’s Undercover series features Deer Tick covering Harvey Danger’s “Flagpole Sitta,” which fits vocalist John McCauley like a glove. “I loved that song as a kid, when it came out. I definitely saw Harvey Danger live,” says McCauley. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 17, 2012 - 3:27 pm

Deer Tick Play Letterman

Last night, Providence roots-rockers Deer Tick showed up on the Late Show With David Letterman, bringing a full horn section and their best prom clothes with them. They played “Main Street,” a track from their new album Divine Providence, and Letterman resisted the temptation to make fun of their name. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 13, 2011 - 11:47 am

End Of The Road Festival 2010 In Photos

This past weekend Larmer Tree Gardens, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, hosted the fifth annual End Of The Road Festival. This year’s lineup continued the festival’s peripheral deviation from its folk, Americana, and alt-country roots, featuring Yo La Tengo, Black Mountain, Caribou, Iron & Wine, the Antlers, Wilco, Modest Mouse, Wolf Parade, The New Pornographers, Cymbals Eat… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 13, 2010 - 4:19 pm
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