"Constructive Summer" - Deer Tick (The Hold Steady Cover) [SoundCloud Audio Stream]

Evan Petersen

by Evan Petersen

Published April 18, 2014

Deer Tick and The Hold Steady have just embarked on a tour together, and additionally, they've shared covers of each other's songs.

The Hold Steady took "Easy" from Deer Tick's Born on Flag Day, and Deer Tick responded by covering "Constructive Summer." The cover is a loyal rendition of the Stay Positive track, although very distinctly Deer Tick. The sound is more spaced out, a bit slower, and has the band's unique lo-fi air about it.

Guitarist Ian O’Neil talked to The AV Club about the tune:

“ Craig Finn can bring you right back to the time in your life when partying went hand in hand with ambition. ‘Constructive Summer’ reminds me how rock and roll’s simplicity gives power to heart instead [of] intellectualism.”

Be sure to listen to The Hold Steady's cover of "Easy" right here on Zumic. For tour dates and more music, check out Deer Tick's Zumic artist page.


Source: Partisan Records SoundCloud

Deer Tick The Hold Steady
Alt Rock Indie
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