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Delta Spirit

Pitching its style between indie rock and alt-country, Delta Spirit features bassist Jon Jameson, drummer Brandon Young, vocalist Matthew Vasquez, multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Kelly Winrich, and guitarist Will McLaren. The band began when Jameson and Young's former band, the San Diego-based emo outfit Noise Ratchet, called it quits in 2004. Seeking a rootsy sound, the pair joined forces with Vasquez, Winrich, and founding guitarist Sean Walker. In 2006, the band issued their debut EP, I Think I've Found It, and hit the road alongside Cold War Kids and Dr. Dog. The following year, they self-released their first full-length Ode to Sunshine; after Delta Spirit signed to Rounder Records, the label reissued a remastered version of the album in 2008. Earning acclaim for their recordings as well as their live show, the band began recording songs for its second album at Prairie Sun Studios in 2009. The finished product, History from Below, was released in June 2010. Just before Delta Spirit's self-titled third album arrived in 2012, Walker left and McLaren joined C.O.C.; soon after, they moved from Long Beach, California to Brooklyn, New York. In 2013, the group contributed an exclusive new song, "Running," to the soundtrack of the AMC show The Walking Dead. Delta Spirit returned in 2014 with Into the Wide, a darker, heavier set of songs written and recorded in the practice space they'd rebuilt near an Atlanta shipping yard after Hurricane Sandy's devastation. It was recorded with producer Ben Allen (who has also worked with Animal Collective and Deerhunter). It became their most successful album yet, both commercially and critically, and Vasquez also began recording solo singles and EPs, culminating in the 2016 album Solicitor Returns. ~ Andrew Leahey
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Stations Featuring
Delta Spirit

    Adult Alternative

    Adult Alternative
    1 song

    Adult Rock

    Adult Rock
    1 song

    Top Alternative

    Top Alternative
    2 songs

    Alternative Mix

    Alternative Mix
    2 songs

    Pop Rock

    2 songs

    Alt Country

    1 song

    Top Indie

    1 song

Albums by
Delta Spirit

Top Songs by
Delta Spirit

  1.   Song
  2.   California
  3.   Bushwick Blues
  4.   Trashcan
  5.   People C'mon
  6.   Children
  7.   Salt in the Wound
  8.   Golden State
  9.   Tear It Up
  10.   From Now On
  11.   Idaho
  12.   Tomorrow Goes Away
  13.   Empty House
  14.   White Table
  15.   Money Saves
  16.   Strange Vine
  17.   Language of the Dead
  18.   The Flood
  19.   Vivian
  20.   Push It
  21.   Parade
  22.   Take Shelter
  23.   Devil Knows You're Dead
  24.   Ode to Sunshine
  25.   Running
  26.   Interlude
  27.   911
  28.   Bleeding Bells
  29.   The Wreck
  30.   Yamaha
  31.   Otherside
  32.   Scarecrow
  33.   Ransom Man
  34.   Ballad of Vitaly
  35.   Into the Wide
  36.   Time Bomb
  37.   Home
  38.   Patriarch
  39.   For My Enemy
  40.   Hold My End Up
  41.   Into the Darkness
  42.   Streetwalker
  43.   War Machine
  44.   People, Turn Around
  45.   House Built for Two
  46.   My Dream
  47.   Live On
  48.   Tellin' the Mind
  49.   John Henry
  50.   St. Francis

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