Friday, April 9, 2010

mp3: Deer Tick "20 Miles"

I love festival season.

It seems like no other time during the year do we get as many quality shows here in The Valley then we do just before SXSW starts and shortly after Coachella ends.  While it felt like there was nothing going on this week, next week is packed with huge shows from bands making their way to Indio, CA.  Vampire Weekend, The Big Pink, A Place To Bury Strangers, Arctic Monkeys, Yeasayer, The Temper Trap, are just some of the bands you can look forward to next week.  Honestly, it feels like there are too many shows to choose from.

One show that I'm particularly excited for (but won't be able to attend, unfortunately) is the Deer Tick show at Trunk Space on the 14th.  I'm always partial to see Deer Tick but the addition of locals Jacob Smigel, Andrew Jackson Jihad and Matthew Reveles to the bill make this show look pretty damn good on paper. 

Fans of Deer Tick will be happy to know that the band has a new album on the way entitled The Black Dirt Sessions which will be out June 8th on Partisan.  You can download the first single from the new album, "20 Miles," down below.

Deer Tick -
"20 Miles"