Listen to Deer Tick’s lively new single, “The Dream’s in the Ditch”



    Deer Tick will issue their fifth album, Negativity, on September 24th via Partisan Records. We’ve already heard its dynamic lead single, “The Rock”, and now, the Rhode Island five-piece have revealed another new one entitled “The Dream’s in the Ditch”. A jaunty slice of alt-folk, it features a jaded yet somewhat enlightened frontman Ian O’Neil and a delightful little piano solo tickling. Listen below (via Rolling Stone).

    “I wrote ‘The Dream’s in the Ditch’ in the winter of 2012, living in Bed-Stuy between Deer Tick tours,” O’Neil told Rolling Stone. “Originally, it was intended to be a part of Dirt Naps, a project with Dennis Ryan and Julian Veronesi from Titus Andronicus, but [producer] Steve [Berlin] dug it and so we fleshed it out for Negativity. We toured exhaustively leading up to 2013 and it kind of left me and our band feeling hopeless and disheartened. After the song was written, I started to realize that’s what I was writing about: both the despair and resilience you develop as a touring musician and how that can parallel to all of basic situations in the song.”

    Deer Tick have also announced a lengthy fall tour in support of Negativity. Consult the full itinerary, followed by Rock it Out! Blog’s recent interview with the band.


    Deer Tick 2013 Tour Dates:
    09/14 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
    09/15 – Springfield, MA @ The John Boyle O’Reilly Club
    09/17 – York, PA @ Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center
    09/18 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
    09/20 – Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street
    09/21 – Bristol, TN @ Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival
    09/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ UCLA Bruin Plaza
    10/10 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palaace
    10/11 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
    10/12 – Dekalb, IL @ Otto’s Nightclub
    10/13 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
    10/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
    10/16 – Winnepeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
    10/18 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
    10/19 – Calgary, AB @ The Republik
    10/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
    10/22 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
    10/23 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    10/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
    10/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
    10/27 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
    10/29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
    10/30 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
    11/01 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
    11/02 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
    11/03 – St. Louis, MI @ Firebird
    11/04 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
    11/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    11/07 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

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