By Monique Clarke |Staff Writer|
Delta Spirit is ready to prove that they are a musical force to be reckoned with.
The indie rock band is about to release their third self-titled studio album, Delta Spirit, which will be in stores March 13.
Delta Spirit is a very artistic band in which they have created such a unique sound by combining unconventional instruments with captivating melodies.
Their lyrics help bring their music to a deep distorted garage folk/rock genre but with an upbeat twist.
The band consists of lead singer Matthew Vasquez, guitarist Will McLaren, bassist Jon Jameson, percussionist Brandon Young and multi-instrumentalist’s Kelly Winrich.
This band formed in 2005 and has since released two studio albums titled Ode to Sunshine and History From Below. Both albums received fantastic reviews and critical success.
Some of their noteworthy songs from previous albums are “White Table,” “Devil Knows You’re Dead,” “Strange Vine,” and “Trashcan.”
In the band’s third album, fans will notice a change of sound compared to their previous efforts. Delta Spirit embraces a sound similar to that of Radiohead and Arcade Fire.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Vasquez explained their third album’s newfound sound.
“We found the sound that we’ve been looking for, that we’ve been growing into, and as soon as we hit on it, we ran with it,” said Vasquez. “That’s why it’s a self-titled record, so we could connect our identity with the album, because this album is what we think Delta Spirit is.”
The 11-track album is beautifully organized with each song sitting exactly in its right place. The album has great variety of slow folk beats and upbeat rock tracks.
The album’s first single “California” is just a taste of how different the album sounds. Just hearing Vasquez sing this catchy upbeat love song, makes you fall in love with this new musical direction.
Other fun tracks on the record include “Time Bomb,” “Into the Darkness” and “Tellin’ the Mind” that will make you want to crank the volume louder.
“Tellin the Mind” is definitely one of the bands standout tracks that exemplifies the new direction that Delta Spirit has embarked. The song’s tribal call opening is one of the highlights of the album.
Fans will be eager to hear songs such as “Home” and “Yahama,” which sounds more like the old Delta Spirit.
Their third album may not be like their previous records but the band members feel they have found their own sound. Though fans from their first two records may be skeptical over their new sound, Delta Spirit is a band worth listening to.
Delta Spirit has the energy and talent to make it big in the music world. Their newest album only solidifies their position as indie rock royalty.