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War Elephant
Deer Tick
Partisan Records
Catalogue Number
Release Date
November 11, 2008

Standard Black Vinyl 2xLP includes Ltd Edition Elephant Etching on Side 4 and includes Digital Download Card. At the age of 21, John McCauley III, the man behind songwriting project/band Deer Tick, had recorded his landmark first full length album, War Elephant - an album full of songs wiser and more nuanced than he should be able to produce according to natural law.

The words are deliberate and heartfelt, and follow the lead of singer/songwriter heroes like Townes van Zandt, Neil Young and Richie Valens. The young McCauley even played and recorded every single instrument on the record, as well as put together all the arrangements - which touch on everything from the summery rock of Tom Petty to Nirvana's sludgier moments.

It is McCauley's voice however that carries these great melodies with such strength and honesty, in the way that only Deer Tick's founder can.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Ashamed 2:13 Buy


  2. 2 Art Isn't Real (City of Sin) 2:49 Buy

    Art Isn't Real (City of Sin)

  3. 3 Standing at the Threshold 2:26 Buy

    Standing at the Threshold

  4. 4 Dirty Dishes 3:17 Buy

    Dirty Dishes

  5. 5 Long Time 3:46 Buy

    Long Time

  6. 6 Nevada 2:45 Buy


  7. 7 Baltimore Blues No.1 3:01 Buy

    Baltimore Blues No.1

  8. 8 These Old Shoes 2:20 Buy

    These Old Shoes

  9. 9 Not So Dense 4:22 Buy

    Not So Dense

  10. 10 Spend the Night 2:28 Buy

    Spend the Night

  11. 11 Diamond Rings 2007 4:40 Buy

    Diamond Rings 2007

  12. 12 Sink or Swim 4:54 Buy

    Sink or Swim

  13. 13 Christ Jesus 5:19 Buy

    Christ Jesus

  14. 14 What Kind of a Fool Am I 3:31 Buy

    What Kind of a Fool Am I

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