Earlier this summer, Deer Tick announced both their first new music to arrive in four years and a return to San Francisco on their upcoming Twice is Nice tour.

For two nights, on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 7 and 8, Deer Tick will perform songs from across their history, including their newest dual-concept discs. Deer Tick will have a comedian opening every show on the tour, and each show will feature two sets of music: one acoustic and one electric.

The group's new albums, Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Deer Tick Vol. 2, feature covers displaying bottles of mustard and ketchup, and the idea of complementary pairs feels accurately representative of the two distinctive musical personalities of the band — quiet and thoughtful, loud and raucous. The first installment, Vol. 1, showcases the folk-driven, roots/rock style that Deer Tick has always had, while Vol. 2 feels more like a Robert Pollard-inspired punk rock garage party.

Frontman John McCauley sees the two records as a natural progression. “I think it’s something that was bound to happen, just because I’ve always had one foot in each door,” he says. “Every album we’ve put out has had its manic moments in one way or another. I felt good enough about everything that I was writing to think that we could truly separate our two big interests: quiet and loud.”

Check out "Sea Of Clouds" and "It's a Whale," a pair of new tunes, one each from Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.

Deer Tick
The Independent
November 7, 2017
8pm, $22 (21+)

Deer Tick
The Independent
November 8, 2017
8PM, SOLD OUT (21+)