‘Divine Providence’, to be released on March 26th , was produced by the band along with Adam Landry and Justin Collins, who were also at the helm for lead singer, main songwriter John McCauley’s highly acclaimed side project, Middle Brother. Deer Tick’s live shows and McCauley’s overall stage aesthetic fuelled his desire to create the raw and spontaneous kerosene blaze that is ‘Divine Providence’. While the break-neck speed and damn-it-all fury could give one the sense that it all may fall apart in an instant, Deer Tick never loses sight of the song. It is insanity, but there’s obviously a plan in place.
The album is the Rhode Island quintet’s fourth album in just five years, and is the first one the band has recorded in their home state. It’s a follow-up to their fantastic ‘Black Dirt Sessions’, that New York magazine called “flat-out great,” and inspired the Late Show with David Letterman to give the band its network television debut. The new record features for the first time lead vocal turns on a couple of songs by guitarist Ian O’Neil and drummer Dennis Ryan.
‘Funny Word’ performed on Conan: Deer Tick “Funny Word” 12/14/11 – Video @ Teamcoco.com
The full European tour dates are:
Wed 21 Mar 2012 Barcelona, Apollo
Thu 22 Mar 2012 Valencia, El Loco
Fri 23 Mar 2012 Madrid, Moby Dick
Sat 24 Mar 2012 San Sebastian, Intzaurrondo
Mon 26 Mar 2012 Zurich, Hafenkneipe
Tue 27 Mar 2012 Koln, MTC Club
Wed 28 Mar 2012 Amsterdam, Paradiso
Thu 29 Mar 2012 Berlin, Bi Nuu
Fri 30 Mar 2012 Hamburg, Molotow
Sat 31 Mar 2012 Tilburg, 012
Mon 02 Apr 2012 Brussels, Orangerie – with Other Lives
Wed 04 Apr 2012 London, Garage