De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum

kendall pavan deer tick Local band Deer Tick made Jon Caramanica’s Playlist last Sunday in The New York Times. The following is not language I would use to describe my favorite musicians, but there you are. Caramanica praises (I think) their second album “Born on Flag Day”. . .

. . . which sounds as if someone had run over some old Hank Williams sides with sandpaper: loose, gloomy, desperate country, written entirely, it seems, while looking in a cracked mirror. Lyrically it’s a vacuum of joy.

Okaaaay. At any rate, they are on tour and will return to Rhode Island on August 2nd for the Newport Folk Festival. (photo: Kendall Pavan)

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