The Rhode Island alt. country rockers are back with a new EP offering. If these songs had replaced the second half of their last LP, it would have made for a damn fine record.
Release Date: Feb. 28, 2012
Running Time: 22:03
Label: Partisan Records
Genre: Alternative Country-Rock
Drug of Choice: Whiskey, Cocaine
“Born At Zero”
“When It All Falls Down”
When I reviewed Deer Tick’s Divine Providence LP just a few months ago, I was distinctly let down the the second half of that album didn’t live up to the promise of the first. That album was split between wonderful rockers about quickly ending adolescence on one side, and seemingly aimless ballads on the other. With their new EP Tim, the guys have put together what would have been a much more impressive second half for that record. Generally much darker than any of the material on Divine Providence, Tim is full of dirge blues like this band seems meant to play. Even with that dirty, raw energy holding the day, this music sounds more controlled than anything on Divine Providence. At there very best, this band plays the blues like a seance. That is what you find on the Tim EP. It is hard to pick a favorite track here, because the whole thing is pretty damn good. I suppose the acoustic version of “Main Street” is disposable, but the other four tracks more than make up for it. This is dirty, sweaty three-day-coke-bender material and I love every second of it.
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