Delta Spirit Premieres New Track, 'Live On'
"Live On," the latest track off Delta Spirit's anticipated new album Into the Wide is streaming now at Stereogum (http://bit.ly/X9EHyU). The song, which the band teased in an album trailer video (http://youtu.be/WqcrPa83__U), serves as a preview to the upcoming record.
The album's lead single "From Now On" is receiving early critical acclaim-Consequence of Sound hails, "The track has a booming chorus, as frontman Matt Vasquez warmly sings, 'From now on, I'm gonna be a friend' over soaring, arena-ready guitars" while WXPN The Key furthers, "'From Now On' is catchy, likable, and gets you excited to hear the rest of the album."
Into the Wide was born in a flood-ruined, cave-like, rat-colonized room in Brooklyn. The band spent more than a year writing together in the windowless studio they rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy, a process Esquire says has "yielded some of the most stunning songs of their career to date."
When it came time to record, the band relocated to Maze Studios in Atlanta and teamed up with producer Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter), who helped breathe new life and brighter energy into the songs while still capturing the claustrophobia of their creative writing space in New York.
To celebrate the release and honor the city where most of the band resided during the record's conception, Delta Spirit has added three headlining New York City dates in three consecutive nights to their extensive fall tour. See below for details.
Formed in 2005, Delta Spirit is Matt Vasquez (vocals, guitar), Will Mclaren (guitar), Jon Jameson (bass), Brandon Young (drums) and Kelly Winrich (multi-instrumentalist, vocals). The critically acclaimed band has had numerous television performances including "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," "Conan," "Last Call with Carson Daly" and "Later with Jools Holland," as well as relentless touring and festival appearances worldwide including Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo among many others. Their 2012 self-titled release charted #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers and was praised by Rolling Stone for its "broader sonic palette." In 2013 the band had an original track titled "Running" featured on AMC's hit series "Walking Dead." Into the Wide is the band's fourth LP and first for Dualtone.
INTO THE WIDE TRACKLIST
1. Push It
2. From Now On
3. Live On
4. Take Shelter
5. Hold My End Up
6. Into the Wide
7. Language of the Dead
8. For My Enemy
11. War Machine
12. The Wreck
DELTA SPIRIT TOUR DATES
August 18 Denver, CO Chive Fest
August 30 Lakewood, PA Campfire Outdoor Adventure and Music Festival
September 3 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
September 6 St. Louis, MO LouFest Music Festival
September 8 Little Rock, AR Juanita's
September 9 Oklahoma City, OK Conservatory
September 10 Dallas, TX Granada*
September 11 Austin, TX Emo's*
September 12 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds*
September 13 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks*
September 15 Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder*
September 16 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay*
September 17 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle*
September 19 Atlanta, GA Terminal West*
September 30 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
October 1 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
October 2 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
October 3 Washington, DC 9:30 Club†
October 4 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer†
October 7 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club†
October 9 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace†
October 10 Columbus, OH Newport†
October 11 Chicago, IL The Vic†
October 14 Milwaukee, WI Turner Ballroom‡
October 15 Madison, WI Barrymore Theatre‡
October 16 Minneapolis, MN First Ave. ‡
October 17 Omaha, NE Waiting Room‡
October 20 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge‡
October 23 Seattle, WA Neptune Theater‡
October 24 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom‡
October 25 San Francisco, CA Fillmore‡
October 28 Los Angeles, CA Satellite
October 29 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour‡
October 30 Los Angeles, CA El Rey
October 31 Santa Ana, CA Observatory‡
November 1 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern‡
*with Eric D. Johnson
†with Peter Bauer