Deer Tick Announce Record Store Day Exclusive 7″

To celebrate Record Store Day, Deer Tick has announced the release of Eel Bowel, an exclusive 7″ coming out on April 19, 2014. The 7″ is limited to 2,000 copies and includes two previously unreleased tracks that were recorded during the Negativity (2013) sessions.

This spring, Deer Tick will join forces with The Hold Steady to bring a serious dose of sweaty rock ‘n roll to fans across the country throughout April. Kicking off in Boston, MA on April 17th, the tour will make stops throughout the East Coast and Midwest, culminating on April 30th in Dallas. Deer Tick will continue throughout the Southwest and the South following the Hold Steady tour, linking up with Langhorne Slim for dates in May.

John McCauley and Deer Tick have long walked a tight-wire between total despair and fractured resilience, but Negativity represents a heroic leap forward on virtually all fronts for the Providence, Rhode Island-based band. Recorded earlier this year in Portland, Oregon with legendary producer/musician Steve Berlin (The Blasters, Los Lobos, and last year’s McCauley side project, Diamond Rugs), the album – Deer Tick’s fifth full-length studio release, and follow-up to 2011’s acclaimed Divine Providence – is McCauley’s most personal work thus far as well as the band’s most undeniable and universal, their famously freewheeling musical approach refined here into a gloriously cohesive whole.

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 his work, resulting in what can be safely declared his finest collection of songs to date, impassioned and interior and increasingly mature, both as expression of emotion as well as pure unadulterated songcraft.

Eel Bowel
Side A:
1. Bus Stop

Side B:
1. Denver

Tour Dates:
Thu-Apr-17 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Fri-Apr-18 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
Mon-Apr-21 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
Tue-Apr-22 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
Wed-Apr-23 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
Fri-Apr-25 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
Sat-Apr-26 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
Mon-Apr-28 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
Tue-Apr-29 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
Wed-Apr-30 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
Sat-May-03 – Austin, TX – Austin Derby Fest
Mon-May-05 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
Tue-May-06 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitinas
Thu-May-08 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
Fri-May-09 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Afterparty – Masquerade Hell Stage
Sat-May-10 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Sun-May-11 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
Tue-May-13 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Wed-May-14 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
Fri-May-16 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House
Sat-May-17 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
Sun-May-18 – Saxaphaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom
Mon-May-19 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
Tue-May-20 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
Fri-Jun-27 – Timber Ridge, VT – The Friendly Gathering
Sat-Jun-28 – Timber Ridge, VT – The Friendly Gathering
Jul 4 – Jul 6 – Toronto, ON – Toronto Urban Roots Festival
Sat-Aug-16 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

4/17 – 4/30 with The Hold Steady
5/3 with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Whiskey Shivers
5/9 with Clear Plastic Masks
5/10, 5/13-20 (EXCEPT 5/19) with Langhorne Slim and the Law
8/16 supporting Trampled By Turtles and The Devil Makes Three


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