Over the last year or so beloved Rhode Island band ‘Deer Tick’ have really jumped up a notch, releasing two records (“Vol. 1” and “Vol. 2”) that showcased their two opposing sides. “Vol. 1” made a play for dreamy, confessional folk-rooted acoustic guitars – described by Mojo as “raw, introspective and rootsy” – and “Vol. 2” was fierce garage-rock, described by Uncut as “high-class punk thrash.” Two opposite worlds collided there on a collection that Pitchfork said cemented lead singer John McCauley as “a modern-day barstool poet”, and went on to also find praise from NPR as a “a masterclass in newfound maturity.”
Having just completed a successful run of dates in the UK, and as they continue to tour extensively through Europe right now, it has been a particularly prolific and exciting time for the band. Lead singer John McCauley also recently joined the “Nirvana reunion” onstage with Foo Fighters, as they brought members of the band back together to play several hits. John sang, along with Joan Jett, in a full set that you can watch at Rolling Stone here: https://rollingstone.com/music/music-news/foo-fighters-nirvana-reunion-joan-jett-cal-jam-733961/
“Mayonnaise” is due out on Partisan Records (John Grant, IDLES, Craig Finn, Cigarettes After Sex) in Feb and features original tracks, covers (George Harrison, The Pogues, Velvet Underground), and alternative versions.