January 26, 2011

delta spirit's history from below

History from Below Delta Spirit's 2010 sophomore album is a dramatic vintagey collection of songs. americana done to perfection, this super Cali band seems to be only getting better. the eleven tracks are well crafted, reflective and have an underlying sense of the spiritual. 

songs to look out for are the opener '9/11', a cheeky political number, which is followed by a rush of electrics in 'Bushwick Blues'. 'White Table' is hymn-like with its percussion, while big drums keep its tempo. the airy open guitars of 'Ransom Man' had TIS hooked for weeks. and last but not the least, the howling electric ballad 'St. Francis' with its rambling harmonica and Matt Vasquez's boozy vocals is a near religious experience.   

'white table'

'bushwick blues'