Deer Tick, Felice Brothers sound rock-star audacious
In their public trappings, the Felice Brothers and Deer Tick typify the reduced ambitions of our digital era’s cottage-industry rock bands. Their early albums look back to homey styles in country, blues, and folk. The Felice Brothers even recorded several in a converted chicken coop. And Deer Tick got its humble name from the blood-sucking critter that singer/guitarist John McCauley found burrowed in his scalp after a hike.