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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.   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.   Devil Knows You're Dead
  19.   People, Turn Around
  20.   Yamaha
  21.   Interlude
  22.   Parade
  23.   The Wreck
  24.   The Flood
  25.   John Henry
  26.   Live On
  27.   House Built for Two
  28.   Patriarch
  29.   Into the Wide
  30.   Hold My End Up
  31.   Take Shelter
  32.   Push It
  33.   Into the Darkness
  34.   Time Bomb
  35.   Tellin' the Mind
  36.   Otherside
  37.   Home
  38.   My Dream
  39.   Vivian
  40.   Scarecrow
  41.   Ransom Man
  42.   Streetwalker
  43.   Bleeding Bells
  44.   Ode to Sunshine
  45.   War Machine
  46.   911
  47.   St. Francis
  48.   Running
  49.   Ballad of Vitaly
  50.   For My Enemy

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