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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

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

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