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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

    Top Alternative

    Top Alternative
    2 songs

    Alternative Mix

    Alternative Mix
    2 songs

    Pop Rock

    Pop Rock
    2 songs

    Adult Alternative

    Adult Alternative
    2 songs

    Adult Rock

    2 songs

    Alt Country

    1 song

    Top Indie

    1 song

    Indie Rock Mix

    1 song

    Indie Party

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

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