I’ve decided to introduce a new feature to this blog. As I have to take the subway every day to get to school, I spend a lot of time listening to music in transit. And while I haven’t been doing this enough, I really need to start making subway mixes. My transit from door to door comes to about 30 +/- 3 minutes on average, so I’m going to be rolling out a few mixes that are approximately 35 minutes, just in case there are any delays in transit.
I tried to include some old stuff, some new stuff, and some stuff you may not know yet. Enjoy!
Note: Songs are available for STREAM ONLY. If you like the song, buy the album.
Stripped down, is a pretty good way to describe Deer Tick’s sound: minimalist blues/country with a touch of smoking and drinking in the vocals. Until today, however, I didn’t realize that they took the same approach to their website. Looking for info on their forthcoming album, I searched for Deer Tick, and made my way here. It looks like the Geocities page my high school band (we were called The Mazah Balls) put up.
Either way, John announced via the site that their new album, The Black Dirt Sessions will be out in May. Thanks to Stereogum, we have a song released (with the band’s permission, I think), which I’ll share with you today. Thank goodness they dropped the pop aspect of War Elephant for the angst ridden booze ballads of Born On Flag Day.
Here’s to hoping the rest of the album follows suit.