Deer Tick Born on Flag Day
Rolling Stone: 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he dysfunctional-love duet 'Friday XIII' and a boozy version of the singalong suicide threat 'Goodnight, Irene' suggest that well-composed misery still loves company."
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Format: Vinyl LP
item number: 6FE5J
Vinyl LP Details
- Released: January 5, 2010
- Originally Released: 2010
- Label: Partisan Records
Rolling Stone - p.743.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he dysfunctional-love duet 'Friday XIII' and a boozy version of the singalong suicide threat 'Goodnight, Irene' suggest that well-composed misery still loves company."
Spin - p.88"[They are] deft revivalists of 'country' in all its forms....Their second album delivers doses of pop buoyancy..."
Uncut4 stars out of 5 -- "The thrust of the songs suggests McCauley is a time-honored confessor, bleary beyond his years, the world fixed through the bottom of an empty glass."
CMJ"Their raw sound seamlessly meshes a Johnny Cash version of country-blues with Deer Tick's own Northeastern-bred style of folksy rock 'n' roll."
Q (Magazine) - p.1223 stars out of 5 -- "His alt-country songs bristle with classic influences..."
- 2.Little White Lies
- 3.Smith Hill
- 4.Song About a Man
- 5.Houston Tx
- 6.Straight Into a Storm
- 7.Friday Xiii
- 8.The Ghost
- 9.Hell On Earth
Deer Tick: John McCauley (vocals, guitar); Andrew Tobiassen (guitar); Chris Ryan (bass guitar); Dennis Ryan (drums, background vocals).
More focused than its predecessor, WAR ELEPHANT, Deer Tick's BORN ON FLAG DAY is comprised of ten songs in the straight-up stylings of indie rock and Americana. Vocalist John Joseph McCauley III's singing is still raspy (like a down-home version of Axl Rose) but here, he and his crew flesh out their woodsy sensibilities with a larger scope. The sound is bigger, and the hooks are more palpable. By sacrificing grit, some of the charm that made the debut a success is lost along the way, but the sleeker production is only a minor setback. Even with a heavy helping of spiteful, desperate lyrics delivered straight from the bottom of the bottle, the sparkling production makes Deer Tick seem like a likely crossover to the mainstream, specifically those who love a more mature, NPR sound.
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