Deer Tick

Joachim Horsley, Composer

Joachim Horsley, generally referred to simply as "Jo" (pronounced "yo"), has always believed that music, at its best, will reflect on the common human experience in ways that words cannot. His seemingly endless passion and skill for enhancing both documentary and narrative films through music continues to pair him with the hottest established and up-and-coming directors.

Working with composer Anton Sanko, Horsley recently orchestrated the score for the film "Rabbit Hole" (Lionsgate) starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart and directed by John Cameron Mitchell, as well as the seven-hour miniseries event "Great Migrations", the largest undertaking in the National Geographic Society's 120-year history.

Horsley has scored dozens of film shorts and indie features including the Student Academy Award Winning documentary short "Unattached." In 2009, he also scored three other Student Academy Award nominated films. His work has screened at festivals all over the world, including Sundance, South by Southwest, Cannes, Telluride, Palm Springs, Tribeca and many others. You have heard Horsley's work in TV shows and promos for NBC, ABC, HBO, TruTV, A&E, The Biography Channel, The History Channel and The Travel Channel and may recognize his music from the Peabody Award-Winning web series

When not in his studio, he and his brother Erich front 'America's Only Double-Piano Rock Band' LittleHorse, which has won praise from many national publications including Keyboard Magazine and National Public Radio. Horsley was awarded the Grand Prize Winner in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for his song "I Want Your Love." He has produced records with many musicians, including The Tower of Power Horns.

In addition to piano, Horsley plays electric bass, guitar, ukulele, charango, percussion and sings. Horsley has studios in both Los Angeles and New York. He is a member of ASCAP.

Visit Joachim's website at

Deer Tick
John Joseph McCauley III of Deer Tick with cast members Caitlin Kinnunen and Joseph Montes
Deer Tick

Anywhere Films is thrilled to have formed a collaboration with the Brooklynbased band “Deer Tick” on the soundtrack for Sweet Little Lies. Deer Tick is a rock n’ roll band originally from Providence, Rhode Island. The band is John Joseph McCauley III, Andrew Grant Tobiassen, Christopher Dale Ryan, and Dennis Michael Ryan. The band began in December of 2004 as a drums and guitar duo. Within a few years the band developed into a quartet featuring two guitars, bass and drums, with three members singing and writing, and one writing string arrangements. As of July 2009 they have released countless CD-Rs and two official releases, 2007's (and re-released in 2008) War Elephant and 2009’s Born on Flag Day.

Lead Singer John Joseph McCauley III also appears in Sweet Little Lies as a cowboy, one of the many characters Bess and Waldo swindle along their journey.

“On Deer Tick's impressive 2007 debut, War Elephant, one-man band John J. McCauley III sounds like a grizzled troubadour, conjuring old shoes and dirty dishes with a warm Lucky Strike croak. Now fronting a tour-honed quartet, the 23-year-old comes on like a stampede on Born on Flag Day, spurred by the galloping drums and backing vocals from Dennis Michael Ryan. McCauley sounds no less lonely, staring down abandonment and death in gentle waltzes and country-rock rambles. But the dysfunctional-love duet "Friday XIII" and a boozy version of the singalong suicide threat "Goodnight, Irene" suggest that well-composed misery still loves company.” - Will Hermes, June 22 2009, Rolling Stone Magazine

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