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War Elephant
Deer Tick
Partisan Records
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November 24, 2023
  • Vinyl 2×LP, Coloured Vinyl


    2 x 140g heavy metal grey color LPs with an etching on side D, housed in a single sleeve jacket with printed insert.

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Deer Tick’s debut album, War Elephant, is back (even though it never went anywhere)! It is the same stellar album released in 2007 and then reissued by Partisan in 2008. This version of the album finds us returning to the original ’07 illustrated cover. This cover will become the new standard version of the album across all formats. The music and track listing remains the same.

This limited edition of 2000 LPs is being pressed on Heavy Metal Grey vinyl (gun metal grey).

John McCauley, III wrote, arranged, played, and recorded the album at the tender age of 21. The album is full of songs wiser and more nuanced than John should have been able to produce according to natural law. The words are deliberate and heartfelt, and follow the lead of singer/songwriter heroes of John’s like Townes van Zandt, Neil Young and Richie Valens. And the album concludes with a cover of the 1962 GRAMMYⓇ winning Song of the Year ""What Kind of Fool Am I"" made famous by Sammy Davis, Jr.

It can safely be said that this debut album is a genre defying classic; it’s a hook filled barroom rock album that is as connected to 90’s Seattle catchy gloom as it is to left-of-the-dial late 80’s Minneapolis and 70’s Austin honky tonk.

Digital Tracklist

  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 Fool Am I 3:31 Buy

    What Kind Of Fool Am I

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