Deer Tick / War Elephant
Album: War Elephant   Collection:General
Artist:Deer Tick   Added:Nov 2008
Label:Partisan Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-11-30 Pull Date: 2009-02-01
Week Ending: Feb 1 Jan 25 Jan 18 Jan 11 Dec 28 Dec 14 Dec 7
Airplays: 2 1 4 2 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 09, 2019: Goggles Optional
Baltimore Blues No. 1
4. May 03, 2013: FOLKTRONICA
Standing At The Threshold
2. Nov 07, 2018: Goggles Optional
Baltimore Blues No. 1
5. Jan 31, 2013: The Show with T-Lex and Lolo
Baltimore Blues No. 1
3. May 23, 2017: That's Not Bluegrass.
6. Jan 18, 2013: FOLKTRONICA
Standing At The Threshold

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-12-01
Debut album of Americana/ old-sounding country/ rockabilly(ish stuff) from young Rhode Island-based John McCauley. This is definitely not the normal alt-country stuff that comes out a young songwriter. I'm a fan.

My picks: 1, 6, 7, 8, 13 FCC: clean

1. med-fast. fingerpicked guitar and voice. later, bass, strings, harmonies and upbeat drums. lovely tune.
2. mid tempo. classic sound (rockibilly or classic country influenced).
3. mid tempo. rough southern rock. electric guitar and drums.
4. med-slow. subdued vocals and guitar w/ steady drums.
5. mid tempo. electric guitars and drums, but fairly subdued. has a bit of a swing to it.
6. slow guitar fingerpicking in waltz time. great vocal melody.
7. med-slow. bluesy. acoustic guitar fingerpicking + electric guitar accents. organ, bass later.
8. med-fast. train song (rhythm and lyrics). a great story song about getting to someone anyway one has to.
9. med-slow. dark, bluesey, rough guitars and, at times, torn-up vocals.
10. mid tempo. country-jazz swing.
11. med-fast. fingerpicked guitar and upbeat bass/ drums.
12. slow. rougher and more swagger than a ballad.
13. slow. dark, heavy bass dominates first part of the song. anguished vocals. I like it but it may be a bit much for some shows.
14. med-slow. dissonant strings at the beginning. goes into classic sounding ballad.

Track Listing
1. Ashamed   8. These Old Shoes
2. Art Isn't Real (City Of Sin)   9. Not So Dense
3. Standing At The Threshold   10. Spend The Night
4. Dirty Dishes   11. Diamond Rings 2007
5. Longtime   12. Sink Or Swim
6. Nevada   13. Christ Jesus
7. Baltimore Blues No. 1   14. What Kind Of Fool Am I?