He started writing and, with some friends, playing several shows a week at the Grow Room in Providence. His fan base around town swelled into a full-on following outside New England. They recently toured with former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell and his new band, the 400 Unit — McCauley describes it as “the most interestingly fun tour I have been on.” After a brief stopover and a few one-off gigs — like the one they’ll play at Harpers Ferry next Thursday — they’re slated to head back out on the road, this time in support of Jenny Lewis.
All of this should ensure that Deer Tick will get noticed for more than being just another animal band. Not that McCauley was especially upset when he first heard about Deerhunter or Deerhoof after he had already settled on his own name; he likes “Deer Tick” too much for that. “If this band breaks up, I have no idea how I’m going to top this band name.”
DEER TICK | Harpers Ferry, 158 Brighton Ave, Allston | April 23 at 8 pm | $12 | 617.254.9743 or www.harpersferryboston.com
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