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Delta Spirit returns with History From Below

on April 01, 2010, 10:25am

We’ve been raving about Delta Spirit about as long as we’ve been eagerly anticipating the followup to the band’s masterful 2008 debut Ode to Sunshine. So with this news it’s time for a collective first pump!

On June 8th, the San Diego based outfit will return with History From Below. Produced by My Morning Jacket’s keyboardist Bo Koster and Eli Thomson and recorded recorded at Prairie Sun Studio C in Cotati, CA — the same spot Tom Waits has recorded almost exclusively since 1991 (the band is known to be pretty fond of Mr. Waits), the record is said to be full of “incredibly deep and moving songs that are alternately grand and explosive, always eloquent and melodic.” An issued press release continues by noting, “It has a powerful energy that radiates musically, lyrically, and vocally from the moment you hit play as it finally captures the uncontainable spirit the band exudes on stage.” Of course, anyone who has seen Delta Spirit live can tell you this is great news!

“All we wanted to do is put the record together one song at a time,” explained Delta Spirit’s singer/guitarist Matthew Vasquez. “It’s been three years of straight touring off our last record so most of the songs were written in hotel rooms and tested in front of an audience. We spent spent six months of this last year making a record that sums up three years of growing up.”

What is also great news is the band’s plans to support the release with a massive summer tour that spans almost two months, starting in the band’s home state on June 8th. (Tickets go on sale starting Friday, April 2nd). Prior to that, they’ll take part in the “Daytrotter Barnstormer III” with Ra Ra Riot and Free Energy.

You can find the album’s tracklist along with a complete list of upcoming tour dates below. We’ve also include a video of the band’s performing a new song called “Bushwick Blues” during a recent performance in New York.

History From Below Tracklist:
01. 911
02. Bushwick Blues
03. Salt in the wound
04. White Table
05. Ransom Man
06. Devil knows you’re dead
07. Golden state
08. Scarecrow
09. Vivian
10. St. Francis
11. Ballad of Vitaly

Delta Spirit 2010 Tour Dates:
04/27 – West Liberty, IA @ Secrest *
04/28 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom *
04/29 – Lake Geneva, WI @ N1204 S. Hwy 120 *
04/30 – Monticello, IL @ Kalyx Center *
05/01 – Maquoketa, IA @ Codfish Hollow Barn *
06/08 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up
06/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent
06/10 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
06/11 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
06/12 – Vancouver, BC @ The Venue
06/14 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
06/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
06/16 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
06/17 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
06/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
06/19 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
06/21 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
06/22 – Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
06/23 – Columbus, OH @ Basement
06/24 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
06/25 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
06/28 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
06/30 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
07/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
07/02 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
07/03 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
07/05 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
07/06 – Charleston, SC @ Pour House
07/07 – St. Augustine, FL @ Cafe 11
07/08 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
07/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
07/10 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
07/11 – Haittesburg, MS @ Thirsty Hippo
07/13 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s
07/14 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s
07/16 – Houston, TX @ Mango’s
07/17 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Outside
07/20 – Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Brewing Co.
07/21 – Tucson, AZ @ TBA
07/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
07/24 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones

* = w/ Ra Ra Riot, Free Energy, & Nathaniel Rateliff

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