Delta Spirit: “Delta Spirit”

Some warm weather driving music.

Upon seeing that Delta Spirit, the band who could make any backyard barbeque feel like Oktoberfest, had a new album out, I snatched it up right away. However, within ten seconds of listening, I realized that this may not be the Delta Spirit that I once knew. And then in another ten seconds or so, I learned that I was completely okay with that. The new sound, rather than a drunken, red solo cup adventure as it was before, is more comparable to a campfire on the beach with a few close buddies and a case of locally brewed beer. It’s a compilation of anthems for driving up and down the California coast in your Ray Bans and Vans slip-ons to. It’s a different sound, yet somehow not an unfamiliar one.

Reviewed by: Montana Martin on March 4th, 2012

RIYL: The Helio Sequence, Jack White, Radiohead

Recommended Tracks: 3, 8

FCC Warning: None

Label: Rounder Records

Release Date: March 13th, 2012

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