As a music enthusiast I am always looking for new artist to hear about and discover. Just like everyone else, is good to discover great new bands and artist with fresh material that remind you of your favorite band during high school, or simply add a twist to a genre which you so deeply admire. For that same reason I enjoy the commercial streaming service known as Spotify. It is needless to say that Spotify is a great service but also offers great features such as related artist and artist background which I personally try to utilize to its fullest.
Furthermore, this article is not a shameless promotion to the online streaming service, but instead a thank you to them, for thanks to Spotify this past Fall I discovered a great new band. As I stated above, it is great to hear new material not just from our favorite artist but from new artist. Thus, as I sit in my living room on this rainy very humid New York City evening I listen to Deer Tick and slowly the unpleasant weather doesn’t seem to bother me anymore.
Hailing from Providence, Rhode Island Deer Tick is more or less a mix of Bob Dylan with Waylon Jennings and a bit of Violent Femmes (correct me if I am wrong). With an unusual unforgettable name Deer Tick has become one of my favorite bands, hence, why I so strongly believe this bands deserves more exposure! Deer Tick released their first album seven years ago, by the name of War Elephant. A couple of my favorite tracks are part of that album such as: Ashamed and These Old Shoes. Along with War Elephant they’ve release several more albums that are worth a hear. Their most recent one goes by the name of Negativity, which includes great tracks such as The Rock and The Dream’s In The Ditch. Thanks to the promotion of that album I got to see them this past November 7th, 2013 at the notorious small venue known as Webster Hall. The show was amazing to say the least for the band truly performed at its best by extending their show time and even making a cameo with the opening act Robert Ellis. But don’t take my word for it check them out yourself for they are currently on tour, and will be in the east coast July 25th- July 27th! Enjoy!