Partisan Records has released news that Deer Tick has a new album ready for launch in June. The Black Dirt Sessions will be the band’s third full-length release – following 2009’s Born On Flag Day and an EP released late last year. On this record, Ian O’Neil replaces lead guitarist Andrew Tobiassen. Ian is know from Deer Tick’s recent live shows as the guy that looks like Bob Dylan.
As I hypothesized long ago, 2009 saw Deer Tick blow up in the national spotlight, gaining a rabid fan base – one which even contains NBC’s Brian Williams. Their furious tour schedule, coupled with an intensely intriguing live show has helped to bolster this notoriety. Adding prolific output to the band’s resume is the next best way to grab and keep those fans. Reportedly, the new album has the sound of a band finding their stride and a frontman in John McCauley coming into his own as a true songwriter. Can’t wait.The Black Dirt Sessions (June 8th, 2010):
1. Choir of Angels
2. Twenty Miles
3. Goodbye, Dear Friend
4. Piece By Piece, Frame By Frame
5. Sad Sun
7. When She Comes Home
8. Hand In My Hand
9. I Will Not Be Myself
10. Blood Moon
11. Christ Jesus
pre-order available April 27th.
To curb your appetite until some tracks become available, here’s a sweet little Demo Version of a tune off Deer Tick’s debut album:
Deer Tick - Art Isn't Real (City of Sin) [Demo Version]