photo credit: Arielle Gutierrez
*Editor’s note: the included pictures are from the band’s Cactus Music instore, not their Fitzgerald’s performance. I don’t have the photo cred I once did in this tiny town.
I’ve personally seen Matt Vasquez live five times now: three as the frontman for San Diego’s Delta Spirit, and twice as a member of elite superband Middle Brother (including supemembers of Dawes and Deer Tick) and I can say, as an undeniable fact: that man is certifiably insane. I don’t mean rock star insane like how you’d classify Andrew W.K. or Les Savy Fav’s Tim Harrington. I mean, lock your children up, a human hurricane of unchecked emotion is coming, and it is destructive as fuck.
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matthew vasquez of middle brother fame has a full time project called the delta spirit apparently. joke. the san diegans (or is it san diego-ites?) brought their song “white table” from their album history from below to jimmy kimmel live. the track ticks gently at first, then mushrooms into a percussive a-bomb. watch them explode all over the jimmy kimmel: live stage up above.
delta spirit – white table
i recently saw these guys perform an instore at our local record store cactus records and was blown away by the delta spirit’s energy and charisma, the fan of american-styled rock that i am. they’ve just premiered their new video for “bushwick blues” over at paste. watch em rock out rae’s diner.
history from below is out now.
delta spirit – bushwick blues