This week we’re sharing some albums from the Deer Tick camp. First is Deer Tick’s sophomore release Born on Flag Day and “supergroup” Diamond Rugs’ S/T album. Scroll down and have a listen!
Born on Flag Day is one of our top Deer Tick albums and backing our claim is Rolling Stone Magazine’s declaration of the album being “Country-Rock break-through of the Year”. Founder John McCauley originally started the band as a solo-project, but quickly progressed into a full line-up currently with a catalog of 4 full-length albums and a number of singles. We were lucky enough to catch them earlier this week at an intimate show at Pappy & Harriet’s (We have some photos from that show HERE). Check out a couple of our favorite songs off this release:
“Song About A Man”
Diamond Rugs started McCauley originally approached Robbie Crowell (Deer Tick), Ian Saint Pe (Black Lips), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Hardy Morris (Dead Confederate) and Bryan Dufresne (Six Finger Satellite) to collaborate on an album he was making. Eventually, the other bandmates started adding songs of their own, and Diamond Rugs grew into more than just McCauley’s side project. This album encompasses everything great from each contributor. Enjoy!
“Call Girl Blues”