October 23, 2014
Doors at 7:00 pm
Show at 8:00 pm
$18 advance (not including fees)
$20 day of show
STG Presents Delta Spirit at The Neptune on Thursday, October 23, 2014.
“This five-piece indie-rock band from San Diego makes an earnest racket, with songs built around sing-along choruses and roughed up mainly around the edges.” —The New York Times
“A Delta Spirit show really brings to life the ‘spirit’ in the band’s name.” —NPR
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 below 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 Sunshine garnered 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.