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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

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    Top Alternative
    2 songs

    Alternative Mix

    Alternative Mix
    2 songs

    Pop Rock

    Pop Rock
    2 songs

    Adult Alternative

    Adult Alternative
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    Adult Rock

    2 songs

    Top Indie

    1 song

    Indie Rock Mix

    1 song

    Indie Party

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

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