Deer Tick Share New Single, Announce Album


Deer Tick are excited to share the second single off their forthcoming new record Negativity (out September 24th), “The Dreams In The Ditch,” today on Soundcloud. They have also confirmed a lengthy run of fall headlining tour dates, making stops in major markets including New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Seattle, Minneapolis, Denver, and more! Fans can purchase pre-sale tickets to the fall tour at a reduced price via with the option to pre-order the physical record.  The full list of dates is below.

Negativity was penned over the course of a genuinely eventful 2012, an annus horribilus in which McCauley’s father pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy and tax fraud, ultimately leading to a prison sentence. As if that weren’t enough, McCauley’s wedding engagement collapsed under the weight of his own excessive behavior and impossible lifestyle. Like any true artist, McCauley channeled his anger, sadness, and regret into the album.

While Deer Tick have been rightfully hailed for their raucous rave-ups and substance-fueled fervor, Negativity places considerable focus on the band’s nuanced and tender side, with notable highlights including the wrenching breakup ballad, “Hey Doll,” and “In Our Time,” a timeless country tearjerker featuring duet vocals from McCauley’s good friend, singer/songwriter Vanessa Carlton. At once heartbreaking, fist-pumping, and indeed, life-affirming, Negativity stands as a genuine high water mark for Deer Tick – a defining collection from a band driven by an undying faith in rock ‘n’ roll’s evergreen power of redemption and transcendence.

“I guess I’ll catch you on the other side,” McCauley sings in the album’s final moment, a promise that, despite the pain and fatalism and yes, negativity, he’s here for the long haul.

Tour Dates:

Sat-Sep-14 – Pawtucket, RI – Dudesmash II @ The Met

Sun-Sep-15 – Springfield, MA – The John Boyle O’Reilly Club

Tue-Sep-17 – York, PA – Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center

Wed-Sep-18 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

Fri-Sep-20 – Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant Street

Sat-Sep-21 – Bristol, TN – Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival

Thu-Sep-26 – Los Angeles, CA – UCLA – Bruin Plaza

Thu-Oct-10 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace

Fri-Oct-11 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick

Sat-Oct-12 – Dekalb, IL – Otto’s Nightclub

Sun-Oct-13 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre

Tue-Oct-15 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe

Wed-Oct-16 – Winnepeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre

Fri-Oct-18 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room

Sat-Oct-19 – Calgary, AB – The Republik

Mon-Oct-21 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre

Tue-Oct-22 – Seattle, WA – Neumos

Wed-Oct-23 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom

Fri-Oct-25 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

Sat-Oct-26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour

Sun-Oct-27 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern

Tue-Oct-29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

Wed-Oct-30 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

Fri-Nov-01 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown

Sat-Nov-02 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck

Sun-Nov-03 – St Louis, MO – Firebird

Mon-Nov-04 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall

Wed-Nov-06 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

Thu-Nov-07 – New York, NY – Webster Hall

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