Partisan Records re-issued Deer Tick's debut War Elephant on November 11, 2008. The record was originally released in a limited run by Jana Hunter's short-lived Feow! label. Partisan Records also recently announced that it will release the band's sophomore album, Born on Flag Day, later in 2009 - the band is putting the finishing touches on the record as you read this.
Songwriting prodigy John McCauley III wrote and recorded War Elephant at the age of 20, and plays every single instrument on the album. Originally a very limited release, the album received immense praise from top national critics like The New York Times and NPR, but quickly went out of print.