Deer Tick re-releases War Elephant because you can’t get too much of a good thing.

by oz on November 21, 2008

I wrote about Deer Tick’s War Elephant back in January and described it like this:

Have you ever been poured a really stiff drink that makes the hairs on your arm stand up and a shiver go down your spine? You get that burn in your throat and breathe a bit of fire. It’s a bit uncomfortable but then after you’re used to it, it becomes warm and pleasant. I guess the same could be said for peeing in your pants. You know the feeling I’m talking about. Deer Tick is like that.

Since I wrote that, the album has become a personal favorite. You AA Bondy fans came out of the woodwork last week and I’d be comfortable recommending Deer Tick to you. The vocals aren’t as easy to digest as Bondy, but this album is phenomenal.

Deer Tick signed with Partisan Records who re-released War Elephant earlier this month. John McCauley is the man behind the moniker and he wrote, recorded, and played every instrument on the album at the age of 20. That’s more than I did at age 20.

He has since grown a quite a moustache.

Deer Tick – Art Isn’t Real (City of Sin)

Deer Tick – Long Time

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Woody November 21, 2008 at 9:22 am

Great disc. One of our big misses of ’07.

Anna November 22, 2008 at 7:49 pm

That description of War Elephant is pretty apt. Great record.

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