Listen to Deer Tick’s lively new single, “The Dream’s in the Ditch”



Deer Tick will issue their fifth album, Negativity, on September 24th via Partisan Records. We’ve already heard its dynamic lead single, “The Rock”, and now, the Rhode Island five-piece have revealed another new one entitled “The Dream’s in the Ditch”. A jaunty slice of alt-folk, it features a jaded yet somewhat enlightened frontman Ian O’Neil and a delightful little piano solo tickling. Listen below (via Rolling Stone).

“I wrote ‘The Dream’s in the Ditch’ in the winter of 2012, living in Bed-Stuy between Deer Tick tours,” O’Neil told Rolling Stone. “Originally, it was intended to be a part of Dirt Naps, a project with Dennis Ryan and Julian Veronesi from Titus Andronicus, but [producer] Steve [Berlin] dug it and so we fleshed it out for Negativity. We toured exhaustively leading up to 2013 and it kind of left me and our band feeling hopeless and disheartened. After the song was written, I started to realize that’s what I was writing about: both the despair and resilience you develop as a touring musician and how that can parallel to all of basic situations in the song.”

Deer Tick have also announced a lengthy fall tour in support of Negativity. Consult the full itinerary, followed by Rock it Out! Blog’s recent interview with the band.

Deer Tick 2013 Tour Dates:
09/14 – Pawtucket, RI @ 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 Palaace
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 – Winnepeg, 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, MI @ Firebird
11/04 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
11/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/07 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall