Think of Deer Tick as a turbo-charged Americana band, free-wheeling and versatile, with tunes that can be endearingly sloppy, but arrangements that remain thoughtful.
Led by singer-songwriter John McCauley, and filled with energy and dark humor, Deer Tick makes their debut performance at Prescott Park.
At first, the band’s fusion of country-soul, Delta blues, hardcore punk and classic rock, earned Deer Tick comparisons to the genre-bending alt-country group Uncle Tupelo. But Deer Tick’s latest release, Negativity, moves the band further toward straight-ahead rock, drawing influences from Exile on Main Street-era Rolling Stones and The Stooges.
Of all the material the band has released over the past seven years, their latest contains some of lead singer John McCauley’s most personal and matured songwriting yet.