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photos by Faith-Ann Young

DOWNLOAD: Deer Tick - Beautiful Girls (Sean Kingston Cover) (MP3)

Deer Tick

"Despite the dismal Spiegeltent acoustics, Deertick's rough-hewn blues folk is a refreshing break from today's production-heavy pop. John McCauley screeching, slurring, scratching and finger-plunking with lazy eyes. It's easy to succumb to band's loose playing style and 'my-porch-is-your-porch' Americana charm. Like life's greatest ephiphanies, the more beer imbibed, the more the words made sense. By the end of their set, Deertick had the crowd woozy and warm. Then, they did a cover of "La Bamba." Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba." Now, let's be honest: though Ritchie Valens may be an inspiration of McCauley's, pretty much any white country blues band that covers "La Bamba" is asking for associations with (bad) wedding bands. We'd have much preferred their killer rendition Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girl"......But hey, truth told, the crowd seemed to love it and sway along....and sure it made the whiskey go down smoother." - Faith
The Sean Kingston cover Faith speaks of available for download above. The show she was at was the one that happened Sunday night, November 2nd, at Spiegelword by the South Street Seaport in NYC. More pictures from that below, but first....

Deer Tick poster

Some may remember that I announced this show almost two months ago, but got in trouble and quickly removed the post. This is what I wrote at the time:

BrooklynVegan is proud to present Deer Tick's NYC record re-release party at Southpaw in Brooklyn on November 8th. Luke Temple and Those Darlins will open the show. Tickets are on sale.

The Southpaw show is six days after Deer Tick plays the Spiegeltent in Manhattan with the Felice Brothers who are playing Maxwell's with AA Bondy this Saturday (9/13).

Now that Spiegelworld is over, I'm allowed to say it. Better late than never.

Deer Tick also have another record re-release party, Friday in Rhode Island. The record is out November 11th. All dates and Spiegelworld pictures below....

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Deer Tick - 2008 Tour Dates
Nov 7 - Jake's Bar & Grille Providence, Rhode Island *
Nov 8 - Southpaw, Brooklyn NY *

* PVD "War Elephant" re-release party w/ Those Darlins

Those Darlins - 2008 Tour Dates
Nov 7 - Jake's Bar & Grille Providence, Rhode Island *
Nov 8 - Southpaw, Brooklyn NY *
Nov 26 - Mohawk ++ Austin, Texas
Nov 28 - The Marquee ++ Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nov 29 - Off Broadway ++ St. Louis, Missouri
Nov 30 - Hi-Tone ++ Memphis, Tennessee
Dec 1 - Exit-In ++ Nashville, Tennessee
Dec 2 - The Earl ++ Atlanta, Georgia

* W/ Deer Tick
++ w/ O'Death

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Comments (39)

Isn't it Sean Kingston? Can't someone get his name right.

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 10:37 AM

nobody is getting enough sleep around here :/.
Fixed in 2 of the 3 places (one was right). thanks!

Posted by brooklynvegan | November 6, 2008 10:48 AM

HELL YES! THIS IS GOING TO RULE!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 10:55 AM

I saw Deer Tick play three times now. This kid is terrific. I won't be missing this.

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 10:58 AM

"I saw Deer Tick play three times now. This kid is terrific. I won't be missing this."

Of course you won't be missing it. You're probably their manager or something because real people don't say "This kid is terrific".

No offense to Deer Tick who I love.

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 11:07 AM

His cover of "Beautiful Girls," is also great. War Elephant is one of the best records I've heard in a while. A great singer and songwriter. I saw him play at Southpaw this summer and it was a incredible show. Those Darlins are cute as hell and great singers too.

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 11:08 AM

this kid, their manager, is teriffic!

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 11:17 AM


Deer Tick is early Jimmy Buffet personafied

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 11:21 AM

deer tick's great but why is he is only playing alt country middle aged boring people shows these days?

(BV's show not included)

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 11:32 AM

Who are the real people?

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 11:35 AM

I agree with 11:32

Deer Tick is good enough that he could appeal to people with actual good taste in music and play with bands that are his creative peers.

why's he playing with all these adult contemporary no talents?

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 11:53 AM

Why Deer Tick lower themselves by playing with shit groups like Those Darlins is beyond me.

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 11:57 AM

deer tick's great but why isn't he only playing private shows for me and the rest of my junior high school classmates? what is country music anyway? is that music made in a country?

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 11:59 AM

11:57 - agreed, Those Darlins blow. He just wants to nail them.

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 12:02 PM

dude, the adult contemporary music that they call "alt country" is not country music

deer tick is too good to get lumped in with that shit

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 12:11 PM

what's up with the re-release... is it War Elephant or another album? I want some new Deer Tick!

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 12:14 PM

yeehaw! deer tick / alison kraus / shawn colvin / mary chapin carpenter / dixie chicks tour '09!

macrobiotic bar-b-que and organic white zinfandel for everybody!

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 12:27 PM

man, 12:27, if only

mccauley would get hella laid on that tour!

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 12:29 PM

Those Darlin's WHOOO! Oh wait. No.

Love the Deer Tick though.

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 12:30 PM

"Why Deer Tick lower themselves by playing with shit groups like Those Darlins is beyond me. "

Deer Tick asked them to play his record release shows.

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 12:38 PM

I really dug the new song they played at Spiegel...

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 12:48 PM

I have a boner for the tick

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 12:54 PM

My point remains - "Why Deer Tick lower themselves by playing with shit groups like Those Darlins"

INCLUDING asking them to play on his record release shows.

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 12:56 PM

yeah, it's gonna suck seeing deer tick shows once all his audience are people who heard about him on VH1

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 12:58 PM

11:57 / 12:56, that's an easy to one to answer.

undoubtedly, he's fucking one of them

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 1:04 PM

Touche 1:04 - touche.

I guess it's always been that way. No talent bangs talent, no talent gets opening spot on tour.

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 1:37 PM

McCauley is probably secretly fathering one of their children. I've heard of this support slot in lieu of child support story before.

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 2:10 PM

The Deer Theory

If a band name has Deer in it, they must be good

Deerhoof
DeerHunter
DeerTick
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Just a theory. Also, be sure to pick up your Deer band name soon. They are only two left

DeerBoobs and DeerJohn

Posted by Gman | November 6, 2008 2:16 PM

wow based on these comments I gotta say it...

it's already getting to the point where the people who are into deer tick are totally not the kind of people I would want to hang out with for 2 hours in a room at a show together.

bummer.

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 2:28 PM

"it's already getting to the point where the people who are into deer tick are totally not the kind of people I would want to hang out with for 2 hours in a room at a show together.

bummer."

you sound like the kind of person nobody would want to stay in a room with for 2 minutes.

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 2:33 PM

why? because I'm discerning about who I like to spend my time with or have a conversation with?

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 2:35 PM

"it's already getting to the point where the people who are into deer tick are totally not the kind of people I would want to hang out with for 2 hours in a room at a show together."

Welcome to the BV comments section...

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 2:50 PM

way to kill the conversation 2:50

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 3:23 PM

"way to kill the conversation 2:50"

Sorry. I'd hit it... and old people suck!

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 4:33 PM

trust fund hipsters from the midwest!

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 4:40 PM

umm.... 4:40... they are from providence and definitely not "trust fund hipsters"

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 4:51 PM

ok 4:51, I'll explain.

4:40's post was a joke, along the same lines as 4:33's post.

It's a BrooklynVegan referential injoke, not a statement about Deer Tick.

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2008 5:36 PM

I'd definitely be there right now if they were called "Deer Dick"

Posted by Pablo | November 8, 2008 8:45 PM

http://feeds.radio23.org/countryfeedback

check out episode #121 for deer tick special and search the archives...

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2008 11:54 AM

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