Even though I personally just found out about Deer Tick this past winter, their impending summer release 'Born On Flag Day' has been one that I've been looking forward to for months. I literally knew nothing of the band, then saw them open up for ex Drive By Trucker Jason Isbell a while back and I was blown away. Went out the next day and picked up last year's 'Elephant.'
I dig John McCauley's scratchy, road tested voice and he writes the perfect songs to fit it. The record drops on June 23.
* 'Hell On Earth' MP3