FREE Deer Tick Show - T. Hardy Morris & The Hardknocks

Charter Spectrum Presents

FREE Deer Tick Show - T. Hardy Morris & The Hardknocks

Wed, September 17, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

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Deer Tick
Deer Tick
From the band that's been both accurately and inaccurately labeled just about everything this side of Top 40 comes a true-to-form rock-n-roll record. Scratch that, true-to-form is not Deer Tick's style. Let's start over…
Naturally, after so many years of critics praising [and making fun of] them for their "folk" and "country" sounds and hardly ever mentioning the fact that they've also recorded virtually dozens of other kinds of music, the band wanted to make a record that was truer to their live set (which has gained some notoriety): raw, loud, heartfelt, and completely uninterested in whatever the hell the rest of the music industry is up to.
To produce this record, the band recruited the team of Adam Landry and Justin Collins, who produced McCauley's side-project Middle Brother's debut album. The results are unlike anything you've heard on a Deer Tick album, but Deer Tick achieves something that is a lot more accurate to their live sound. Distorted guitars are aplenty, guitarist Ian O'Neil and drummer Dennis Ryan take lead vocal duties for the first time on record. Man, you can practically smell the sweat and the beer! Shit, you may even hear a guitar or two break somewhere in there! It's got a little Exile, it's got a little In Utero, it's got a little Nilsson Schmilsson, but it's 100% Deer-Fucking-Tick in their purest, and most carefree form… perhaps that's because this is the first record they've recorded in their home state of Rhode Island… GAH!!! No need to over-think this shit!!! Moving on…
The songs are there. The delivery is in your face. There's no studio magic. There's no hiding the fact that Deer Tick is just five regular dudes. This record may rattle your thoughts, and it may make you think differently about Deer Tick, but at least they didn't make the same album four times in a row, right?
T Hardy Morris and The Hard Knocks
T Hardy Morris and The Hard Knocks
Genre: Alternative
Similar to: Jake Bellows, Glossary, Christopher Paul Stelling

Best known as co-founder and member of the psychedelic grunge groups Dead Confederate and Diamond Rugs, T. Hardy Morris has also worked as a solo artist, where his sound is much looser and sparser, a Vic-Chesnutt-like sound that could almost be called outlaw country grunge, for lack of a better term. Audition Tapes, his debut album under his own name (actually, as T. Hardy Morris & the Outfit), recorded at producers Adam Landry and Justin Collins' Playground Sound Studios in Nashville, was released by Dangerbird Records in the summer of 2013.
Venue Information:
40 Watt Club
285 West Washington St
Athens, GA, 30601
http://www.40watt.com/