Into the Wide, the awaited fourth album from acclaimed San Diego-bred five-piece Delta Spirit, will be released September 9 via Dualtone Records. The new music follows the band's 2012 self-titled release, which charted #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers and was praised by Rolling Stone for its "broader sonic palette." The new record's teaser trailer, featuring the track "Push It" is streaming now at http://bit.ly/1oTM3Pa. See reverse for full track listing.
Into the Wide was born in a flood-ruined, cave-like, rat-colonized room in Delta Spirit's new hometown of Brooklyn. The band spent more than a year writing together in the windowless studio they rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy. "That sense of feeling trapped in our studio and in the city definitely gave the album more of a weight than our previous records, and played a big part in this being our moodiest recording yet," notes Kelly Winrich (multi-instrumentalist, vocals) of the experience. When it came time to record, the band relocated to Maze Studios in Atlanta and teamed up with producer Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter), helping breathe new life and brighter energy into the songs while still capturing the claustrophobia of their creative writing space. Of the recording process, Brandon Young (drums) explains, "One of the most important things was getting back to all of us being in a room together for every single song and recording everything live."
Keeping an eye toward the live experience is always essential to Delta Spirit. "We just want the songs to be as epic and meaningful as possible when we play them in front of people, which is the be-all and end-all for us as a band," says Matt Vasquez (vocals, guitar). Further headlining tour dates to be announced soon.
Formed in 2005, Delta Spirit
is Will Mclaren (guitar), Jon Jameson
(bass), Winrich, Young and Vasquez. Their debut full-length Ode to Sunshinegarnered a widespread critical response, later leading to numerous television performances on "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.
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
June 15 Chicago, IL Taste of Randolph Street
June 27 Windham, VT The Friendly Gathering Music Festival
August 30 Lakewood, PA Campfire Outdoor Adventure
and Music Festival
September 6-7 St. Louis, MO LouFest Music Festival