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John McCauley, the songwriter behind the Deer Tick moniker, grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, where he began his career by teaching himself to play drums, guitar, piano, and pedal steel. McCauley started recording his own compositions and touring the area while still in high school, and he widened his circle after graduation by touring the entire country. Although he'd often perform solo, the young musician began piecing together a proper band, occasionally playing as a duo with drummer Dennis Ryan or with a small group. His music fit loosely into the alt-country category, but his vocals -- rough, raw, and ragged -- brought a wealth of rock and grunge influences to the sound. Following the September 2007 release of his first album, War Elephant, McCauley's Deer Tick project began earning comparisons to Bright Eyes, Modest Mouse, and Uncle Tupelo. Although originally released via FEOW! Records, War Elephant was reissued in late 2008 by Partisan Records. Deer Tick remained with that label during the course of two follow-up albums, 2009's Born on Flag Day and 2010's The Black Dirt Sessions. The band's fourth studio outing, Divine Providence, arrived the following year, and featured 12 rowdy and raucous originals drawing inspiration from the raw power of the Stones and the Stooges. 2013's dark-hued Negativity took a more streamlined approach with producer Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) tightening up the band's occasionally ragged sound. ~ J. Poet
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Albums by
Deer Tick

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    12 songs

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    Negativity

    12 songs

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    Divine Providence

    11 songs

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    The Black Dirt Sessions

    10 songs

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    Born on Flag Day

    14 songs

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    War Elephant

    4 songs

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    More Fuel For the Fire

    5 songs

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    Tim

    2 songs

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    Holy Shit, It's Christmas!

    1 song

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    The Dream's in the Ditch

    5 songs

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    Tim - EP

    17 songs

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    Divine Providence


Top Songs by
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  2.   Art Isn't Real (City of Sin)
  3.   Smith Hill
  4.   Baltimore Blues No. 1
  5.   Miss K.
  6.   Let's All Go to the Bar
  7.   Twenty Miles
  8.   Born at Zero
  9.   When She Comes Home
  10.   In Our Time
  11.   Christmas All Summer long
  12.   Holy Sh*t, It's Christmas!
  13.   These Old Shoes
  14.   Big House
  15.   The Dream's in the Ditch
  16.   Christ Jesus
  17.   I Will Not Be Myself
  18.   Easy
  19.   Clownin Around
  20.   The Bump
  21.   Dirty Dishes
  22.   Nevada
  23.   Axe Is Forever
  24.   The Sad Sun
  25.   Virginia Gal
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    Alt. Country

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