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Kelly Winrich
Will McLaren
Jon Jameson
Brandon Young

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The fourth album from San Diego-bred five-piece Delta Spirit, Into the Wide was born in a flood-ruined, cave-like, rat-colonized room in the band’s new hometown of Brooklyn. After spending more than a year writing together in the windowless studio they rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy wreaked its havoc, the group resurfaced with a batch of demos and headed to Georgia to team up with Ben Allen (a producer/engineer known for his work with artists like Animal Collective and Deerhunter). Recorded near an old shipping yard in Atlanta, Into the Wide intimately captures the claustrophobia of Delta Spirit’s creative space, turning that tension into a moody meditation on the restlessness of city life, growing older, and longing for escape. With its lyrics largely inspired by the murder ballads of Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, Into the Wide proves more darkly charged than anything the band’s ever offered up before but—thanks to their command of both indelible melody and sprawling, atmospheric arrangements—ultimately emerges as Delta Spirit’s most gloriously heavy album so far.
For Delta Spirit (vocalist/guitarist Matt Vasquez, multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Kelly Winrich, guitarist Will McLaren, bassist Jon Jameson, and drummer Brandon Young), the raw, nervy energy running throughout Into the Wide stems partly from the band’s return to the more free-and-easy approach they embraced in making their debut album, 2008’s Ode to Sunshine. “On that first record we had no idea what kind of music we were going to make—we just went up to a cabin and pressed record and went for it without any fear,” says Young, who sparked the founding of Delta Spirit back in 2005, when he spotted Vasquez busking in the streets of downtown San Diego. So while Into the Wide continues to push forward in exploring new sonic territory (as on 2010’s History From Below and the band’s self-titled 2012 release), Delta Spirit have also restored a sense of kinetic flow to their communal songwriting process. “When we were writing there were these songs that we really labored over and tried to polish,” says McLaren. “But in the end, those songs didn’t belong to us. The tracks that make up the album were the ones that happened quickly and naturally and just instantly felt good to us.”
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New Delta Spirit Track, "Live On," via Stereogum

Hear "Live On," a brand new track from Delta Spirit, premiering exclusively via Stereogum.">bit.ly

"...sleek metropolitan roots rock that exists in the same sonic universe as Ryan Adams or the Gaslight Anthem"

The band's highly-anticipated forthcoming record, Into the Wide, drops September 9. Pre-order.bit.ly />
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Watch Delta Spirit 'Into The Wide' Teaser #3

The third teaser for Delta Spirit’s forthcoming record Into The Wide featuring the song “Hold My End Up” is out now.

Pre-order">geni.us the album via iTunes and receive 3 free tracks before its September 9th release date.

The Brooklyn group will gear up for a massive US tour starting this September, including a stop in Toronto October 10th! Click">bit.ly here for details and tickets.
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Dine Alone welcomes Delta Spirit to the Canadian Roster

Dine Alone is thrilled to announce the signing of Delta Spirit to our Canadian roster!

The San Diego five-piece will release their fourth studio LP Into The Wide on September 9 with pre-orders launching on July 15. Instant downloads include "From Now On", "Push It", and "Patriarch".

Claiming Brooklyn as their new home, the quintet spent more than a year writing the album in a windowless studio they rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy. The sense of feeling trapped in the studio and the city are reflected in the 12 tracks, which vocalist Kelly Winrich notes as "our moodiest recording yet". Producer Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter) helped breathe new life and brighter energy into the songs while still capturing the claustrophobia of their creative writing space.

bit.ly target="_blank">Listen to the first single "From Now On", premiering exclusively on Esquire, now.

The band hits Toronto at Lee's Palace on October 9, part of their extensive North American tour this fall.
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