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Deer Tick Talk Nirvana, Red Sox Baseball and Their New Album ‘Negativity’ at Mountain Jam 2013 [Exclusive Video]

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Since he was seven years old, there’s only been one constant in John McCauley’s life, and that’s his favorite band: Nirvana. “Everything else changes,” the Deer Tick frontman told us last weekend at Mountain Jam 2013, where he and his group played a raucous roots-punk set that included a cover of the ‘Nevermind’ classic ‘Breed.’ While Kurt Cobain might not be the most obvious influence on this Rhode Island-born Americana collective, the group plays country, folk and blues with a badass rock ‘n’ roll sensibility, and their Mountain Jam set also included a cover of the Replacements’ classic ‘Can’t Hardly Wait.’

In the video Q&A below (conducted by contributor Will Levith), McCauley and the boys stop boozing just long enough to chat with us about the Boston Red Sox, fans in ape suits and the gateway-drug bands that got them into the blues. They also answer such timeless questions as “whiskey or vodka” and talk about their forthcoming album ‘Negativity,’ produced by Los Lobos multi-instrumentalist Steve Berlin.

Watch Our Interview With Deer Tick at Mountain Jam 2013

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