Deer Tick releases raw cover of Springsteen’s ‘Dancing in the Dark’ (LISTEN HERE)

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Deer Tick has released a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark” as a single.

The Providence, Rhode Island-based rock band Deer Tick has recorded a hard-driving, emotionally raw cover of one of Bruce Springsteen’s signature songs, “Dancing in the Dark.” You can listen to it below.

“For me, ‘Dancing in the Dark’ isn’t a song about romance, but instead a desperate plea to break out of some degraded, stagnant situation,” said group member Ian O’Neil, in a press release. “The narrator is filled with angst, self doubt, and the only way out is to the sheer force of unwavering will power. Bruce really shows us who he is on this one and it looks an awful lot like the rest of us.”

The band’s upcoming shows include Warsaw in Brooklyn, Nov. 15; and Union Transfer in Philadelphia, Nov. 17. For more on them, visit

“Dancing in the Dark” is, of course, one of the most important songs in Springsteen’s career: the lead single from the Born in the USA album that launched the superstar phase of his career, and his biggest hit, ever, on Billboard magazine’s singles chart. (It rose to No. 2; Springsteen has never been No. 1 on that chart.)

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