Review: Deer Tick “Tim” EP
Release Date: February 28, 2012
Record Label: Partisan Records
The new EP from Deer Tick, Tim, is out on February 28, 2012, through Partisan Records. The tracks were recorded during the Divine Providence sessions, the band’s latest full-length. Included on the EP are four unreleased songs as well as an acoustic version of the single, “Main Street.”
The release begins with the rocker “Born at Zero” then slides in to the mid-tempo six-minute epic of “Walls.” “Virginia Gal” has a great blues-infused southern-rock vibe, while the dirge-like “She’s Not Spanish” utilizes strings and organ to amplify it’s character. The finishing touch, the spark that lights the fire, singer John McCauley’s gravelly vocals are overlaid on top of it all.
It’s hard to imagine that the recordings on the Tim EP are the songs not selected for the band’s last full-length. They’re just too good. Deer Tick’s leftovers are better than some bands’ main courses.
- Born at Zero
- Virginia Gal
- She’s Not Spanish
- Main Street