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Deer Tick, “Smith Hill” MP3

Photographer Liz Isenberg
July 31, 2009

Deer Tick basically live or die on if you can deal with singer John McCauley's voice. He's young but sounds old, which some people find to be kind of a put-on. But you can either like it or don't—it's probably not worth worrying how he got so scratchy as long as the jams jam, which they do. "Smith Hill" is the second single from Deer Tick's Born on Flag Day, out now on Partisan Records and the band starts a new tour on Saturday, the dates for which are after the jump.

Download: Deer Tick,"Smith Hill"


Sat-Aug-01 Great Barrington, MA Bella Terra Festival
Sun-Aug-02 Newport, RI Geroge Wein's Folk Festival 50
Fri-Aug-07 Brooklyn, NY Prospect Park Bandshell *
Thu-Sep-03 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun - The Wolf Den
Sun-Sep-06 Ithaca, NY Stewart Park #
Mon-Sep-07 New York, NY Rocks Off Concert Cruise - aboard the Jewel %
Tue-Sep-08 Pittsburgh, PA Club Café %
Wed-Sep-09 Bloomington, IN Video Saloon %
Thu-Sep-10 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge %
Fri-Sep-11 Iowa City, IA The Mill %
Sat-Sep-12 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre %
Sun-Sep-13 Morrison, CO Monolith Festival
Tue-Sep-15 Centralia, WA Olympic Club
Wed-Sep-16 Portland, OR Kennedy School
Thu-Sep-17 Gearhart, OR Sand Trap
Fri-Sep-18 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios / MusicFest NW
Sat-Sep-19 McMinnville, OR Hotel Oregon
Wed-Sep-23 Bend, OR Old St. Francis School
Thu-Sep-24 Seattle, WA High Dive
Fri-Sep-25 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret
Sat-Sep-26 Forest Grove, OR Grand Lodge
Sun-Sep-27 Troutdale, OR Edgefield
Sat-Oct-03 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival
Sat-Oct-10 Joshua Tree, CA Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival
Sun-Oct-11 Joshua Tree, CA Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival
Thu-Nov-05 Wallingford, CT The Space
Sat-Nov-07 Northampton, MA Iron Horse
Sun-Nov-08 Boston, MA Church

* = w/ Grace Potter and The Nocturnals
# = w/ The Hold Steady, The Felice Brothers
% = w/ Jonny Corndawg

Posted: July 31, 2009
Deer Tick, “Smith Hill” MP3