Deer Tick today debuted a new song, “The Dream’s In The Ditch,” from their upcoming album “Negativity,” set for a Sept. 24 release. Below, you can view DT’s Josh McCauley and Ian O’Neil perform the song backstage at Newport Folk Festival, via Esquire, and stream the album version.
“Negativity was penned over the course of a genuinely eventful 2012, an annus horribilus in which McCauley’s father pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy and tax fraud, ultimately leading to a prison sentence,” according to a press release. “As if that weren’t enough, McCauley’s wedding engagement collapsed under the weight of his own excessive behavior and impossible lifestyle. Like any true artist, McCauley channeled his anger, sadness, and regret into his work, resulting in what can be safely declared his finest collection of songs to date, impassioned and interior and increasingly mature, both as expression of emotion as well as pure unadulterated songcraft.”
The band’s fall tour wraps up on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Union Transfer and Thursday, Nov. 7 at Webster Hall.