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Delta Spirit? more like belter spirit! every single one of these anthemic americana pop sizzlers has been kissed under the Californian sun and – fortunately for us – imported into England.

As much as it reflects their journey thus far, it also ushers them into new territory as both musicians and, most importantly, friends. in the end, Delta Spirit not only return but move forward together on ‘what is there’. “the album has a Side A and Side B feel to it with the first half comprised of layered, dense tunes as is mixer Blake’s penchant. ” – glide magazine.

“…it’s tempting to frame What Is There, their first record in six years, as a comeback. There are several moments that make the case. Opener “The Pressure” is a spirited, up-tempo track guided by a screeching guitar and a sing-along chorus. “It Ain’t Easy” recalls the soul of their earliest work and makes good use of the band’s biggest strength, frontman Matthew Logan Vasquez’s passionate voice. “Home Again” feels like the best example of what Delta Spirit could have been, beginning with their characteristic sound before gradually deconstructing it in a mind-bending solo designed for headphones.”

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Releases September 11th, 2020

Delta Spirit is:
Matthew Logan Vasquez
Kelly Winrich,
Will McLaren,
Jonathan Jameson,
Brandon Young,

All songs written, arranged and performed by Matthew Logan Vasquez, Jonathan Jameson, Kelly Winrich, Brandon Young, and Will McLaren

Glorietta is a musical project that brings Matthew Logan Vasquez of Delta Spirit together with some of his closest friends: Noah Gundersen, Kelsey Wilson, David Ramirez, Jason Robert Blum and Adrian Quesada. The group is releasing their debut, self-titled record Glorietta on August. 24th. Even Nathaniel Rateliff, who had an album with The Night Sweats come out earlier this year, joined in and learnt vocals to the track “I Know.”  The release of second single “Golden Lonesome,” which followed the premiere of “Heatstroke” last week.

The track comes from a moment of crisis for Gundersen who, before flying out to the sessions in Glorietta, N.M., was feeling the effects of a recently ended relationship. “I was having a bit of a meltdown,” Gundersen recalled. “I almost considered cancelling my flight. But instead I wrote this song and then called a Lift to the airport.”

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The lyrics of “Golden Lonesome” distinctly come from this place of pain and change: “Better to kill it quickly than to slowly watch it die,” reasons one of the lines. With the vocals at its forefront, the song generates a warm intimacy between performer and listener as a slight echo adds depth while maintaining a live rawness. “Tape ran constantly” during the band’s nine days of recording, capturing an overflowing confessional in “Golden Lonesome.”

Matthew Logan Vasquez, Delta Spirit’s frontman, officially went solo late last year with his Austin EP. He’s set to follow that up with Solicitor Returns, a self-released LP that sees him go a bit scuzzier than his Delta Spirit fans might be used to. “The main difference between this and Delta Spirit would be, my solo music is far less thought out,” Vasquez said “It’s more shot from the hip, and done-in-three-takes type of music.” Most of the vocals on lead single “Everything We Do Is Out” are growled rather than sung, and while we wouldn’t exactly call it angry, it’s certainly aggressive. On second single “Maria,” he makes his guitar cry a little bit, dropping the growl for some more plaintive storytelling. Look for him on tour.