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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, in 2006 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 the album 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). ~ Andrew Leahey
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Stations Featuring
Delta Spirit

    Top Alternative

    Top Alternative
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    Alternative Mix

    Alternative Mix
    2 songs

    Pop Rock

    Pop Rock
    2 songs

    Adult Alternative

    Adult Alternative
    2 songs

    Adult Rock

    2 songs

    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.   White Table
  13.   Empty House
  14.   Money Saves
  15.   Strange Vine
  16.   Language of the Dead
  17.   Otherside
  18.   The Wreck
  19.   Streetwalker
  20.   The Wolf
  21.   Push It
  22.   Running
  23.   Yamaha
  24.   Parade
  25.   Patriarch
  26.   Take Shelter
  27.   Time Bomb
  28.   Home
  29.   The Flood
  30.   My Dream
  31.   St. Francis
  32.   Devil Knows You're Dead
  33.   911
  34.   Ode to Sunshine
  35.   I Feel Free
  36.   Vivian
  37.   Tomorrow Goes Away
  38.   War Machine
  39.   For My Enemy
  40.   Into the Wide
  41.   Hold My End Up
  42.   Live On
  43.   Tellin' the Mind
  44.   John Henry
  45.   Ransom Man
  46.   Ballad of Vitaly
  47.   House Built for Two
  48.   People, Turn Around
  49.   Scarecrow
  50.   Interlude
  51.   Sweet Souvenir
  52.   Bleeding Bells
  53.   Into the Darkness
  54.   Gimme Some Motivation
  55.   Bushwick Blues
  56.   Battle of Vitaly
  57.   Patriach

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