Deer Tick are excited to share the second single off their forthcoming new record Negativity (out September 24th), “The Dreams In The Ditch,” today on Soundcloud. They have also confirmed a lengthy run of fall headlining tour dates,Read More
John McCauley, the songwriter behind the Deer Tick moniker, grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, where he began his career by teaching himself to play drums, guitar, piano, and pedal steel. McCauley started recording his own compositions and touring the area while still in high school, and he widened his circle after graduation by touring the entire country. Although he’d often perform solo, the young musician also began piecing together a proper band, occasionally playing as a duo with drummer Dennis Ryan or with a small group. His music fit loosely into the alt-country category, but his vocals — rough, raw, and ragged — brought a wealth of rock and grunge influences to the sound.