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
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Vinyl LP Details

  • Released: January 5, 2010
  • Originally Released: 2010
  • Label: Partisan Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - p.74
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."
Spin - p.88
"[They are] deft revivalists of 'country' in all its forms....Their second album delivers doses of pop buoyancy..."
Uncut
4 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.122
3 stars out of 5 -- "His alt-country songs bristle with classic influences..."

Tracks:

  • 1.Easy
  • 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
  • 10.Stung

Product Description:

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.

Product Info

  • UPC: 723721206116
  • Shipping Weight: 0.72/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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