Roots rockers Delta Spirit will release their fourth studio album, Into the Wide, on September 9th via Dualtone Records.
The band spent a year writing the follow-up to 2012’s self-titled effort in a “flood-ruined, cave-like, rat-colonized room” in their new homebase of Brooklyn. “That sense of feeling trapped in our studio and in the city definitely gave the album more of a weight than our previous records,” said multi-instrumentalist Kelly Winrich. “It played a big part in this being our moodiest recording yet.”
When writing wrapped up, the band hightailed it to Atlanta’s Maze Studios, where they teamed up with producer Ben Allen (Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Cut Copy). According to a press release, Allen helped “breathe new life and brighter energy into the songs, while still capturing the claustrophobia of their creative writing space.”
The primary focus, though, was emphasizing the band’s rollicking live show. “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,” said singer-guitarist Matt Vasquez.
For a preview of the 12-track effort, the band’s unveiled a short teaser trailer featuring album opener “Push It”. Here, bits of garage-rock fuzz and post-punk ambiance add a dark and foreboding edge to the band’s already multi-facted rock sound.
Watch it below:
Into the Wide Tracklist:
01. Push It
02. From Now On
03. Live On
04. Take Shelter
05. Hold My End Up
06. Into the Wide
07. Language of the Dead
08. For My Enemy
11. War Machine
12. The Wreck
The band has a few upcoming tour dates, with more to be announced in the coming weeks. Consult their current itinerary below.
Delta Spirit 2014 Tour Dates:
06/15 – Chicago, IL @ Taste of Randolph Street
06/27 – Windham, VT @ The Friendly Gathering Music Festival
08/30 – Lakewood, PA @ Campire Outdoor Adventure and Music Festival
09/06-07 – St. Louis, MO @ LouFest