credit: Alex Kweskin
Presented by New West Records
Enduring California rock quintet Delta Spirit—Matthew Logan Vasquez [vocals], Kelly Winrich [multi-instrumentalist, vocals], Will McLaren [guitar], Jon Jameson [bass], and Brandon Young [drums]—realign on their fifth full-length and first album since 2014, What Is There [New West Records]. As much as it reflects their journey thus far, it also ushers them into new territory as both musicians and, most importantly, friends. Formed in 2005, the five-piece amassed a catalog beloved by fans, releasing their fourth full-length Into The Wide in 2014. Praising the album, Consequence of Sound predicted, “Wherever those instincts take them next, they should trust it.” Along the way, the group headlined countless shows, toured with everyone from Cold War Kids to My Morning Jacket, and performed at Coachella, Lollapalooza, and beyond. Launching a quiet infiltration of the mainstream, they contributed music to many notable TV shows, including their song “Devil Knows You’re Dead” being featured in the final montage of the acclaimed series Friday Night Lights. Along the way, they also became regulars on late night, performing on Letterman, Kimmel, and Jools Holland, to name a few, and taping an
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