Partisan Records is excited to release Tim, the new EP from Deer Tick on February 28, 2012. Taken from the same sessions that produced the band’s highly acclaimed latest full-length, Divine Providence, Tim comprises four unreleased songs as well as an acoustic version of the single, “Main Street.” (This version is the first time McCauley ever played the song. He had finished writing it just minutes before). Tim will be released digitally only at first, and then will be available on 10″ vinyl during the band’s spring tour. It will be streaming all of this week at rdio.com.
The reaction to Divine Providence has been fantastic. Besides appearing on Late Show with David Letterman and The Conan O’Brien Show, the NY Times called singer/guitarist John McCauley “slyly insightful,” while Rolling Stone hailed that with Divine Providence, Deer Tick has found the “comfortable sweet spot where the romantic rhythms of girl-group pop, the raspy punk of Nirvana and the rootsy, blue-collar poetry of Bruce Springsteen all blend together into something fresh and new.” Spin called the record “revelatory,” and American Songwriter said that Divine Providence is “music the Creator Himself may have sent…the best, funniest, most detailed, thrilling blast of rock and roll since The Hold Steady’s Boys and Girls in America. It’ll have you dancing while you’re thinking about the lyrics and positing all kinds of intellectual theories as you listen to its very danceable grooves. In fact, you won’t know which one to do first. And the coolest thing? You will not care.”
Tim and Divine Providence were produced by the band, along with Adam Landry and Justin Collins.