Alt-country act Deer Tick made a quick pitstop in New York's West Village Tuesday night for a half-hour set at a private WFUV listeners' event (which also featured singer-songwriter Rachel Yamagata) at the legendary Electric Lady Studios, during which they premiered brand-new songs off their upcoming fourth studio record, "Divine Providence," out Oct. 27 on Partisan Records.
When the clock struck 8 p.m., though, the quintet had to rush to the airport: they flew to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where they will shoot an ad with Stella Artois this weekend. Partisan co-founder and band manager Ian Wheeler says the promotional opportunity came at the perfect time, right before Providence's release.
Bummer for guitarist Ian O'Neil and drummer Dennis Ryan, though, who did not accompany Wheeler and the three other Tick members (the law requires actors in alcohol commercials to be at least 25--O'Neil is 24 and Ryan is 23). Instead, the two musicians, along with Partisan co-founder Tim Putnam, Figure Eight/Partisan publicist Angie Carlson, and Partisan project manager Jessi Hofman, discussed meeting up to celebrate with label-mates Mountain Man, who had just finished taping the "Late Show with David Letterman," where they contributed backup vocals for Feist. The folk trio embarks this month with the singer on her upcoming tour, while Deer Tick also hits the road, on a tour of their own on the 12th.
From left: Tim Putnam (co-founder, Partisan Records), Ian O'Neil (guitar, Deer Tick), Dennis Ryan (drums, Deer Tick), Jessi Hofman (project manager, Partisan Records), Angie Carlson (publicist, Figure Eight/Partisan Records), hanging out in the Electric Lady Studios green room post-set. (Photo: Devon Maloney)