Delta SpiritDelta Spirit

"Delta Spirit's music unintentionally mingles two trends percolating through indie rock right now. One is a return to more traditional folk -- minus the "freak" qualifier that is associated with Joanna Newsom and Devendra Banhart. The other is the conspicuous absence of irony, which has been a revered ideal since the Arcade Fire cropped up a few years ago sporting an avid sincerity. The Delta Spirit combines both methods into a stirring batch of rock that evokes Wilco circa "Being There," even though Mr. Vasquez isn't as enamored with psychedelic pop songwriting." [NY Sun]

Delta Spirit (you may have seen them on Conan O'Brien last night) play a show at Mercury Lounge tonight (Sept 4) with Salt and Samovar, Action Painters and Peasant. From there they leave on a tour with Dr. Dog and even after that they continue to tour the country non-stop until they come back to NYC at the end of October to play a show or two for CMJ. Along the way they they also make stops at Austin City Limits and Pop Montreal. All dates below...

Delta Spirit - 2008 Tour Dates*
Sep 4 - Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Sep 5 - IOTA Club & Cafe' Arlington, Virginia
Sep 6 - The Earl Atlanta, Georgia
Sep 7 - 3rd and Lindsley Nashville, Tennessee
Sep 8 - Bottletree Birmingham, Alabama
Sep 9 - Thirsty Hippo Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Sep 10 - The Republic New Orleans, Louisiana
Sep 11 - Walter's on Washington Houston, Texas
Sep 12 - Lola's Saloon Ft. Worth, Texas
Sep 13 - The Parish Austin, Texas
Sep 16 - Club Congress Tucson, Arizona
Sep 17 - The Casbah San Diego, California
Sep 19 - Detroit Bar Costa Mesa, California
Sep 20 - Cellar Door Visalia, California
Sep 22 - W.O.W Hall Eugene, Oregon
Sep 23 - Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon
Sep 24 - Tractor Tavern Seattle, Washington
Sep 26 - Austin City Limits - 4:00PM Set Austin, Texas
Sep 27 - Hi-Dive Denver, Colorado
Sep 29 - The Waiting Room Omaha, Nebraska
Sep 30 - The Record Bar Kansas City, Missouri
Oct 1 - High Noon Saloon Madison, Wisconsin
Oct 2 - Blind Pig Ann Arbor, Michigan
Oct 4 - Pop Montreal - Le Petit Campus Montreal, Quebec
Oct 6 - Higher Ground South Burlington, Vermont
Oct 7 - Club Hell Providence, Rhode Island
Oct 8 - Revolution Hall Troy, New York
Oct 9 - Iron Horse Northampton, Massachusetts
Oct 10 - Middle East (downstairs) Cambridge, Massachusetts
Oct 12 - Rock and Roll Hotel WASHINGTON, Washington DC
Oct 14 - Local 506 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Oct 15 - Tasty World Athens, Georgia
Oct 16 - Cafe 11 St. Augustine, Florida
Oct 17 - Common Grounds Gainesville, Florida
Oct 18 - Club Downunder - Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida
Oct 20 World Grotto Knoxville, Tennessee
Oct 21 - Mercy Lounge Nashville, Tennessee
Oct 23 - Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 24-25 CMJ, NYC

* (Sept 5-Oct 10 w/ Dr Dog)