“I Got a Lust For Life and a Dangerous Mind”

This rollicking opener off of Deer Tick’s newly released Divine Providence is what rock should be; no holds barred with energy pouring out of the record.  With a riff out of “Instant Karma” John McCauley scratchy vocals end up sounding like what we could imagine John Lennon would at an older age.  It’s really a fantastic song off a fantastic record.  Check out the free download below

The Bump- Deer Tick

Deer Tick- Divine Providence

“Miss K” is the newly released single from Providence, RI based Deer Tick’s upcoming album Divine Providence which comes out October 25th on Partisan Records. A harmony driven, rootsy rock number that catches the ear almost immediately.

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Miss K- Deer Tick 

Mixtape Monday Presents: Barn Burning Night in Brooklyn

After a little hiatus Mixtape Monday is back! Enjoy the rootsy, organic, and acoustically heavy mix featuring some great bands both old and new and some you’ve probably never heard of.  Everything’s free (if you want to download a song, just right click and save target/link as) but please do try to support the artists responsible for the tremendous music.  The full mix after the jump.

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(Belated)Mixtape Monday: Hard Rain and Solid Ground

Sorry folks, this mixtape comes so late because my computer almost went down for good, I’m working on it and hopefully all these work.  This latest mixtape features;

Some great forgotten songs by the likes of America and The Creation

A lost classic by Paul McCartney and the Wings

Songs by some great new releases from artists like the Black Keys,Deer Tick, Dr. Dog, and Hacienda

As well as some names you should know if you don’t already like Christopher Denny, Nathaniel Rateliff, Ron Sexsmith, and Blake Mills, among others.

The Mix in its entirety after the jump.

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