Deer Tick – Vol. 1 (2017) 7.5 / Deer Tick Vol. 2 (2017) 8

Vol. 1 & Vol. 2

Simultaneously released in 2017, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, are stand alone albums that contrast and compliment each other. Deer Tick have always been about contrasts. Traditionally, a listener could find a mix of softer folk/country ballads and manic garage rock anthems on the same Deer Tick album, and cynical and depressing lyrics imposed onto bright and serene musical arrangements. The latter contrasts still exist here while the former have been divided into two separate albums. Highlights include the loungy ode to a former problem-drinking nostalgia in ‘Cocktail’ and an emotional piano instrumental inspired by the Orlando nightclub shooting in ‘Pulse’.

Vol. 1

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Genre: Folk/Country
Rating: 7.5

Track List:
1. Sea of Clouds 05:25
2. Card House 03:57
3. Doomed from the Start 02:53
4. Hope is Big 03:47
5. Only Love 04:21
6. Cocktail 04:26
7. Me and My Man 03:02
8. End of the World 03:06
9. Limp Right Back 04:43
10. Rejection 02:29

Listen and purchase here.

 

Vol. 2

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Genre: Garage Rock
Rating: 8

Track List:
1. Don’t Hurt 03:46
2. Jumpstarting 03:26
3. Look How Clean I Am 02:34
4. It’s A Whale 02:26
5. Tiny Fortunes 02:33
6. Sloppy 02:34
7. Wants / Needs 02:15
8. S.M.F. 04:29
9. Pulse 03:40
10. Mr. Nothing Gets Worse 04:32

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