The above clip features footage of San Diego'sDelta Spirit
in its recording studio as it prepared its newest offering, the June-releasedHistroy From Below
, and felt like waxing poetically about its headspace and things like that. It's a solid second offering from the seemingly super-consistent, country-tinged, jangly rock outfit.
When the band rolled through town back in March of 2009, Rick Mason had this much to say about them:
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Emerging from the wreckage of the emo band Noise Ratchet, San Diego quintet Delta Spirit headed rootsward, picking up few specifics of the Mississippi Delta per se, but conjuring a ragged fervor that's equal parts folkie-protest, punk, inebriated English music hall, melodic Brit-pop and vintage SoCal rock... These guys are reputedly killers live, too, and moreover seem to have found a vital avant-roots pulse that could take them far. Continue reading...
Seems to be working for them. And tomorrow night, it takes the band here to Dallas.
Many thanks, then, to the folks over at The Loft, where this show will be held, for passing along a few extra pairs of tickets our way to hand out to DC9 readers. Want one of them? OK. They're yours--if you're among the first two people to email me, starting right now, with the words "I've Got Spirit, Yes I Do!" in the subject line. Good luck!
Update: Contest is over. Congrats to our winners!