Stream Gabriel Bernini’s New LP, Sweeties

You might know Gabriel Bernini from his work in LuxDeluxe or as part of the Deer Tick team, but here, we’ve got a fresh listen to Gabe’s solo work, Sweeties! The entirety of the listen revolves around the balance between melody and rock n’ roll attitude. Take the lead single, “Caramel,” which employs some energetic riffage you’d find at the rock show, but it’s wrapped around this effortless melody that gives the song its cool. Bernini follows that up with the catchy rocker “White Room,” but skip ahead a few tracks and you find the secret joy of this record in “What You Want.” It’s a mellow number, really built entirely by the strength of the voice, with some light accompaniment via guitar and drums. It kind of sets you up for Side B of the LP, which to me, felt a little softer, but every bit as enjoyable; “Hold Up” was the charmer there for me. Sweeties is available this Friday via Dadstache Records!

New Track from Deer Tick

Every time I listen to Deer Tick, I definitely get the feeling of listening to early Lucero–not a bad thing at all.  They’ve got that same attitude of country-tinged pop song writings with a little bit of a punk rock attitude in everything they do.  It makes for a listen that a lot of people can get behind, which is good considering the group is hitting the road in support of their new Tim EP.  This EP includes four new songs, and even a date in Austin on 4/29, so we’re happy to offer up this track today in hopes it’ll lead you to a pleasant weekend.

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Download: Deer Tick – Born At Zero [MP3]

Kicking New Jam from Diamond Rugs

What do you get when you combine bits of Deer Tick, Black Lips and a handful of other songwriters? One listen to the latest single by Diamond Rugs and you’ll see that it’s clearly a country-tinged rock effort.  The band’s a collaboration, and they’ll be releasing their self-titled album on April 24th via Partisan Records.  It’s primarily the work of John McCauley of Deer Tick, but there’s definitely a visible edge being added by the other members, so you’re sure to see a heavier touch on the full-length–you can even feel it a bit in this track.  Seems like it could be pretty solid through and through.

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Download:Diamond Rugs – Gimme a Beer [MP3]

Show Preview: Deer Tick @ Emo’s East (10/25)

Date 10/25/11
Location Emos East
Doors 9pm
Tickets $14 @ Ticketweb

Folk/blues rockers Deer Tick are making a stop into the recently opened Emo’s east over on Riverside.  Support for the night is provided by Virgin Forest and Dead People.  Seems like a great time to experience the new venue for the first time.

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Download: Deer Tick – 20 Miles [MP3]

Show Preview: Deer Tick @ Emo’s (10/13)

Date 10/13/10
Location Emos
Doors 9pm
Tickets $12 @ Ticketweb

Deer Tick always seem to be making tons of stops in Austin, and why not with the great tunes they keep pumping out?  The band has yet another Austin show planned at Emo’s tonight with some other solid bands backing them up.  Joining Deer Tick on the stage are J-Roddy Walston and the Business along with local boys Crooks.  Great show for a Wednesday night.

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/deertick20miles1.mp3]

Download: Deer Tick – 20 Miles [MP3]

Dr. Dog @ Emo’s (5/1)

Date 5/1/10
Location Emos
Doors 9pm
Tickets $18 @ Ticketweb

Seems like Dr. Dog mine as well just move to Austin huh?  It sort of seems that way with all the shows they keep playing in our little town.  This time they’re at Emos along with fellow ATH favorite Deer Tick.  Should be your best show option for Saturday night.

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Download: Deer Tick – 20 Miles [MP3]

New Music From Deer Tick

Easily one of my most overlooked releases from last year would have to be Deer Tick’s indie-country album Born on Flag Day.  Well now the boys are back with new album The Black Dirt Sessions set for release on June 8th via Partisan Records.  Slow burner single from the upcoming record “20 Miles” can be found below.  It’s indicating to me that this band is ready to deliver a much more polished and focused sound.  They all growed up!

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/deertick20miles1.mp3]

Download: Deer Tick – 20 Miles [MP3]

Deer Tick In Austin

deertickMusic fans in Austin get excited for Thursday as the day marks the triumphant return of indie-rockers Deer Tick to our little town.  Your first chance to see the band is at a Waterloo in-store starting around 5pm with free keg beer of course.  A full on proper set is to follow at Emo’s starting around 10pm with tickets running at $10Dawes and Shed Alfred will join the lineup for the later show.

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Download: Deer Tick – Easy [MP3]