As Deer Tick and the Low Anthem keep writing great songs and march towards national recognition — with plaudits from critics all around — Providence is going to start to signify something a bit different to music fans: A little less new-wave and noisy, a little more “roots rock,” “pure Americana,” Waits, Dylan and Guthrie. (Not that there’s much intentionality behind the phenomenon, but it’s there, and notable.)
The Low Anthem made NPR’s song of the day last week.
Deer Tick just announced the (eventual) upcoming release of Born on Flag Day and sets off on a tour that culminates at SXSW. (No Providence date, guys?)