Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Deer Tick - The Black Dirt Sessions
(Folk, Americana, Rock)

From: Rhode Island

The third full length album The Black Dirt Sessions from Americana up-and-comers Deer Tick is a nice collection of atmospheric and moody tunes. Deer Tick is the songwriting project/band of John McCauley who has been ferociously zig-zagging across the United States, hitting all the sparsely attended basement shows, smoky bars, upscale joints, small to medium size festivals, and everything in between, since 2005. The raspy voiced McCauley sings over nice chiming guitars and swelling backing vocals on the very good 'Twenty Miles', but the sadness is laid on a little thick on quite a few tracks which seems to bring some songs down, but that is not to say that there aren't good songs here because there are. The Black Dirt Sessions is a nice follow-up to the fantastic Born On Flag Day. Download for only $5.99 by clicking the album art above.

Deer Tick - Twenty Miles

The Deer Tick - The Sad Sun

The Deer Tick - Mange