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DEER TICK - MAYONNAISE ( Partisan Records)

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American alt-country band, Deer Tick after last years’ twin complitation of Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 are back with another collection. One that simultaneously looks back and promotes the band’s present day thoughts and some of their influences. This time the band have thrown in alternates and acoustic versions to go with cover songs. Snug in among them all is a peach of a vintage West coast country (rock) sounding track; since Cocktail  featuring Spencer Cullem, Jr from Steelism is something Gram Parsons could have done, and be justly proud of. Lead singer John J McCauley like Parsons is new better than when his voice is shy of instrumental support and, his voice is the pivotal aspect. 

Deer Tick run through a wide gamut of musical styles within the Americana spectrum, that is not to mention the moods that go with them. As thy ease through painstaking ballad The End Of The World on through the moody, bruising even Blues Boy, and mellow instrumental Memphis Chair. The latter enjoys both fine piano and horns. As for the covers you have George Harrison’s Run Of The Mill (damn good it is too) sat alongside the Pogues’ White City and The Velvet Underground’s powerful, seven minute plus epic, Pale Blue Eyes. 

One of the finest, if not the definitive piece from lead singer, songwriter McCauley is Strange, Awful Feeling. The short but crucial drama is a five-star cut. With likes of acoustic track Limp Right Back and their exuberant version of White City and complex Too Sensitive For This World nicely whetting my appetite as McCauley’s heartfelt vocals are given excellent support from electric lead guitar, percussion. There are others of noteworthy attributes from the Providence, Rhode Island band, and given a little more time songs i’ll be revisiting regularly.

Maurice Hope 

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December 2018
1
Malford Milligan
75 pts.
Life Will Humble You
Royal Family Records
JF,FB
2
JD McPherson
61 pts.
Socks
New West Records
CVL,DHO,MVP,MB
3
Rosanne Cash
50 pts.
She Remembers Everything
Blue Note Records
WR,BP,JSM,HB
4
Ad Vanderveen
45 pts.
I Was Hank William
Blue Rose Records
TK,LM,BM,JB
5
John Hiatt
44 pts.
The Eclipse Sessions
New West
FC
6
The Yearlings
41 pts.
Skywriting
Lonely Sounds Records
EZ
7
Tip Jar
40 pts.
Onward
Independent
FS
8
Nathan Bell
39 pts.
Loves Bones & Stars
Angry Stick Recording Co.
RB,SZ,PG
9
The Brother Brothers
38 pts.
Some People I Know
Compass Records
BK
10
Richard Dobson
30 pts.
I Hear Singing
Brambus Records
JS,NC
11
Steve Forbert
29 pts.
The Magic Tree
Blue Rose Music
PR
12
J.P. Harris
28 pts.
Sometimes Dogs Bark At Nothing
Free Dirt Records
TJ
13
The Bottle Rockets
24 pts.
Bit Logic
Bloodshot Records
GS,PKO
14
Rodney Crowell
23 pts.
Christmas Everywhere
New West
 
15
Christian Kjellvander
22 pts.
Wild Hxmans
Tapete
 
16
Erin Costelo
21 pts.
Sweet Marie
Compass Records
PJ
17
Colter Wall
20 pts.
Songs of the Plains
Young Mary's Record
 
18
The Hillbenders
19 pts.
The Hillbenders
Compass Records
FH
19
Eric Bibb
18 pts.
Global Griot
Stony Plain
 
 
Karine Polwart
18 pts.
Laws of Motion
Hudson Records
HH,KG
21
Carson McHone
17 pts.
Carousel
Nine Mile Records
 
 
Malcolm Holcombe
17 pts.
Come Hell Or High Water
Gypsy Eyes Music
MF
23
Ben Bedford
16 pts.
The Hermit's Spyglass
Cavalier Recordings
SP
 
Craig Moreau
16 pts.
A Different Kind Of Train
Independent
MP
 
David Olney
16 pts.
This Side Or The Other
Black Hen Music

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