Deer Tick Cover The Pogues

Deer Tick cover the Pogues

On the 4th December Bloodshot Records will celebrate turning 21 with their first six-pack single release, Bloodshot Six Pack to Go: Working Songs for the Drinking Class, a limited edition run of 1,000 and as the title suggests,  all themed around drinking songs.

There are plenty of covers amongst them including JP Harris & the Tough Choices having a go at Merle Haggard’s Drink Up and Be Somebody, Nashville outsider Elizabeth Cook throws down on the Dead Kennedys’ Too Drunk To Fuck, and and bluegrass road warrior Al Scorch delivers a spectacular version of Black Flag’s Six Pack.

Here then is the mighty Deer Tick’s rendition of the Pogues’ classic If I Should Fall From Grace With God.

Order the six-pack here.

 

Deer Tick – Grandfather Song

On July 31, Amazon Music will release Amazon Acoustics, a playlist of cover songs and original music from more than 30 artists.

The latest song to be shared from it is Deer Tick’s Grandfather Song, which was was originally a demo for 2013 album Negativity. While it didn’t make the final cut for the record, John McCauley revisited it recently and finished the song at home in Nashville.

We’re glad he did! Stream it here.

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Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 80 – 61

Best Of MM 2014 80-61

Here is the second instalment of our countdown of our favourite 100 tunes of the year.

Enjoy and check back tomorrow for numbers 60 down to 41.

80 Greylag – Yours To Shake

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79 Ty Segall – Feel

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78 The War On Drugs – Under The Pressure

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77 Jessica Lea Mayfield – Party Drugs

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76 Tweak Bird – Greens

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75 Parkay Quarts – Uncast Shadow Of A Southern Myth

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74 Dirt Dress – Revelations

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73 Dream Police – Hypnotized

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72 Water Liars – Last Escape

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71 S.H.I.T. – Feeding Time

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70 Pink Mountaintops – Ambulance City

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69 Cass McCombs – Night Of The World

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68 The Barr Brothers – England

Stream it here.

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67 Young Widows – Money

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66 Angel Olsen – Hi-Five

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65 Deer Tick – Bus Stop

 

64 Jamie T – Turn On The Light

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63 The Drive-By Truckers – When Walter Went Crazy

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62 Kye Alfred Hillig – My Young Love Was Blind As Ray Charles And Half As Cold As Heat

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61 Parquet Courts – Black And White

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Deer Tick & The Hold Steady Cover Each Other

Deer Tick & The Hold Steady Cover Each Other

To celebrate their undying bromance, as well as their co-headline tour that began last night in Boston, Deer Tick and The Hold Steady have decided to cover each others songs…

Deer Tick are covering The Hold Steady’s Constructive Summer (off 2008’s Stay Positive), and The Hold Steady are taking on Deer Tick’s Easy (off 2009’s Born On Flag Day).

Have a listen.

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Videos of the Day: Deer Tick || Mutual Benefit || September Girls || Carousels & Limousines

It’s Friday.

Time for videos featuring a gently heartfelt confrontation of a friend’s heroin addiction from Deer Tick, gorgeous baroque folk from rising star Jordan Lee aka Mutual Benefit, the reverb drenched sound of the excellent new single from September Girls, and to finish a mournful tear-jerker with spine-chilling lyrics from Carousels & Limousines.

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Videos of the Day: Deer Tick || Waxahatchee || Bird Courage || Hooded Fang

Videos of the Day

A treat in store today with new videos from Deer Tick and a brilliant tap-dancing film from Waxahatchee, from excellent experimental folksters Bird Courage and to finish Hooded Fang’s video for Wasteland featuring Dim Sum and a donkey.

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New Track From Deer Tick

New Track From Deer Tick

A welcome second taste from Deer Tick’s forthcoming new album Negativity. This new single is The Dream’s In The Ditch, a resigned, mid-tempo rock song that speaks to the rigours and travails of relentless touring.

Listen below.

Videos of the Day: Deer Tick || Jesse Woods || Riverboat Gamblers || The Vitamins

Videos of the Day

Cracking videos today from Deer Tick, the whiskey-drenched folk of Jesse Woods, the menacing buzzsaw punk of the Riverboat Gamblers and the sharp-as-a-tack suited and booted garage rock of The Vitamins.

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Deer Tick Return

Deer Tick Return

One of our favourite bands, Deer Tick will return with a new album Negativity in September this year. Preceding it by a month will be this single and first taste from the album, the brilliant The Rock.

It is another in their ever-growing collection of guitar-heavy, heart-on-sleeve Americana gems, but this time includes blasts of brass and piercing strings that spit dirt all over the song’s underbelly. Undoubtedly The Rock enters new, darker territory for the Providence quintet and we’re with them every step of the way.

Listen here.

American Songwriter’s Free SXSW Download

MM Shorts 332: American songwriter's SXSW Mix

In conjunction with their March/April issue, American Songwriter have offered up The Billy Reid Shindig Sampler for free download. It is a SXSW promo for their event being held March 13-14 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Weather Up, and features many MM faves like Dawes, Jason Isbell, Johnny Fritz and Deer Tick’s John McCauley amongst others (see flyer below for details).

Just click here to get it for free and to RSVP for the SXSW party if you’re in Austin, or check out a couple of our choices first below.

Download The Heartless Bastards – Only For You mp3 (from The Muse: Billy Reid Shindig Sampler)

Download Deer Tick – Born At Zero (Acoustic Version) mp3 (from The Muse: Billy Reid Shindig Sampler)

And the event for those in Austin…

SXSW Event