by Andrew Frisicano

Delta Spirit

The Delta Spirit's second record, History From Below, came out earlier in June on Rounder Records. If you order it at Amazon, you get an exclusive bonus track.

That album's "Bushwick Blues" (which you can get above) was debuted here in May...and now there's video to accompany the impassioned lost-love tune. Though there's no audience at the session, recorded at Prairie Sun Studios in Cotati, CA, singer Matt Vazquez has no problem throwing himself into the song's romantic vortex. Somewhere around the two-minute mark the band seems to collectively fixate on the inevitability of the words, recharging for the final heartrending thrust a minute later.

The band has a pair of NYC shows coming up, at Bowery Ballroom on June 30th and Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 1st, both with Ezra Furman & the Harpoons and The Romany Rye. The first night of that is sold out but tickets for the second at MHOW are on sale.

Those shows are part of a larger tour for the band that continues all the way to California. All tour dates and the video are below...

The Delta Spirit - 2010 Tour Dates
Jun 23 The Basement Columbus, Ohio
Jun 24 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, Ohio
Jun 25 Pike Room Pontiac, Michigan
Jun 26 Mod Club, The Toronto, ON, Canada
Jun 28 Middle East Downstairs Cambridge, Massachuse
Jun 30 Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
Jul 01 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York
Jul 02 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvan
Jul 03 9:30 Club Washington, Washington, US
Jul 05 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, North Caro
Jul 06 Pour House Charleston, South Caro
Jul 07 Cafe 11 St. Augustine, Florida
Jul 08 The Social Orlando, Florida
Jul 09 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Jul 10 Bottletree Birmingham, Alabama
Jul 11 Thirsty Hippo Hattiesburg, Mississipp
Jul 13 Juanita's Little Rock, Arkansas
Jul 14 Cain's Tulsa, Oklahoma
Jul 15 The Loft Dallas, Texas
Jul 16 Mango's Houston, Texas
Jul 17 Emo's Alternative Lounge Austin, Texas
Jul 20 Santa Fe Brewing Company Santa Fe, New Mexico
Jul 21 Bluc Congress Tucson, Arizona
Jul 23 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, California
Jul 24 Velvet Jones Santa Barbara, California