Deer Tick Sign to Arts & Crafts for 'Negativity,' Map Out Canadian Dates on North American Fall Tour

> Jul 30 2013

Deer Tick Sign to Arts & Crafts for 'Negativity,' Map Out Canadian Dates on North American Fall Tour
By Alex HudsonArts & Crafts' ever-expanding roster just got a little bigger, as the esteemed Canadian label has added another new band: Rhode Island alt-country eclectics Deer Tick. Their album Negativity will come out on September 24, with the U.S. release handled by Partisan Records.

The album was recorded earlier this year in Portland with Los Lobos member Steve Berlin (Faith No More, the Tragically Hip). Latin American outfit Grupo Fantasma contributed brass. The songs were penned during 2012, in which time Deer Tick band leader John McCauley had his wedding engagement fall apart and his father was jailed for conspiracy and tax fraud.

According to a press release, this is "McCauley's most personal work thus far as well as the band's most undeniable and universal, their famously freewheeling musical approach refined here into a gloriously cohesive whole."

Stylistic touchstones include baroque pop, boozy punk, AM gold, bar band blues, country soul, and rock'n'roll. Songwriter Vanessa Carlton (of "A Thousand Miles" fame) duets with McCauley on "In Our Time."

Scroll to the bottom of this page to stream the heartland rock-tinged single "The Dream's in the Ditch," courtesy of Rolling Stone.

Also below, see the band's extensive fall tour schedule. It includes Canadian stops in Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

Tour dates:

09/14 Pawtucket, RI - Dudesmash II @ The Met

09/15 Springfield, MA - The John Boyle O'Reilly Club

09/17 York, PA - Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center

09/18 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar

09/20 Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant Street

09/21 Bristol, TN - Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival

09/26 Los Angeles, CA - UCLA - Bruin Plaza

10/10 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace

10/11 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick

10/12 Dekalb, IL - Otto's Nightclub

10/13 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre

10/15 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe

10/16 Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre

10/18 Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room

10/19 Calgary, AB - The Republik

10/21 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre

10/22 Seattle, WA - Neumos

10/23 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom

10/25 San Francisco, CA - Slim's

10/26 Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour

10/27 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern

10/29 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

10/30 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater

11/01 Omaha, NE - Slowdown

11/02 Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck

11/03 St Louis, MO - Firebird

11/04 Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall

11/06 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer

11/07 New York, NY - Webster Hall

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