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Ode to Sunshine

Delta SpiritAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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When it came time to record Delta Spirit’s third album, the band members knew one thing: It was time to shake off the stylistic labels that have shadowed them since they formed in San Diego, CA, in 2005. Though lyricists Matt Vasquez and Kelly Winrich were grateful for the warm reviews that their previous albums Ode To Sunshine (2008) and History From Below (2010) received, they were ... Read more in Amazon's Delta Spirit Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 26, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: August 26, 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • ASIN: B001APM46M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,058 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Classic-era Rolling Stones. An amplified, rocking version of '60s protest folk. The raw spirit of indie rock. All of these comparisons have been made in attempts to describe Delta Spirit, the southern California 5-piece who might just be one of the most important new bands of the decade. Opening sold-out tours for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Cold War Kids, and Dr. Dog, the band developed a riveting live show and gained a loyal following, earning them invites to national festivals like Austin City Limits, Noise Pop and Sasquatch.

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4.8 out of 5 stars
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite New Band!!! September 8, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Delta Spirit rocked my socks off when they opened for Matt Costa at the El Rey back in May. I like to think of them as a mash up between Bob Dylan and a grunge band. It's rootsy folk with a garage band edge. Take a listen to the soaring melody and the raucous rhythm of "Trashcan." Or the captivating melody and lyrics of "Strange Vine." And "People, Turn Around" is Dylan-esque with harmonicas and all. If you want to hear more, which I know you will, they released an EP that you can find on the internet (from which they transplanted "Streetwalker," which was not on the original release of Ode to Sunshine). It has a different sound than Ode to Sunshine, reminiscent of The Strokes. On KCRW's website, you can watch a live in studio performance. Matt Vasquez's voice is amazing. I hope this band sticks around for a long time.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT HESITATE! BUY THIS ALBUM NOW!! May 5, 2008
Format:Audio CD
This album is mind-boggling and should be winning awards! I saw Delta Spirit open for Matt Costa and expected a mediocre opening act. Instead, I was knocked off my feet right when they stepped onto stage. Their strong stage presence only adds to the fantastic music they create. From that night forward I honestly haven't taken their cd out of my player and they are definitely one of my top 5 favorite bands.

Not one song on this album misses its mark. Truly a band on its way to great things!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Delta Spirit - Ode To Sunshine 8/10 October 13, 2008
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Energy is one thing Delta Spirit decidedly does not lack. From the opening campfire sing-a-long of "Tomorrow Goes Away" to the brisk bar band vibe of single "Trashcan" to singer Matthew Vasquez's unique, soulful howl, Delta Spirit is a band that cares about making impressively inspired music. Showing a fondness for American roots rock that wasn't apparent in the band members' previous noise punk work, Ode To Sunshine succeeds on Vasquez's unquestionable passion and the musicians' creative arrangements, and fails on those songs that don't play to those strengths.

"Trashcan," the first fully developed song on the album, is the sort of accomplishment that Delta Spirit spend the rest of the album trying to live up to. A lively rocker that propels itself on a ragtime piano melody and Vasquez's ragged voice, it wouldn't sound out of place blaring out of some desert saloon. The rhythm section is tight and the climactic choruses are what make rock great, all tinkly piano and a dirty guitar as Vasquez cathartically wails "my love is coming, I can barely hardly wait around." If you ever needed a more fitting definition of immediacy, you have one now.

Delta Spirit keeps the vigor up on following track "People C'mon," a track that relies on Vasquez's powerful vocals to support it even more so than "Trashcan", and he steps up to the plate admirably. The band shifts down a few gears on the slow strummer "House Built For Two," a song that succeeds on a beautiful piano melody and some of Vasquez's most heartfelt lyrics. You can practically picture a drunken, bearded piano man straight out of the Depression-era West belting this out to the equally drunk patrons.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album Ive heard in years June 15, 2011
Format:Audio CD
I come from Ireland, Ive been living in the States for 10 years. Im a bit snobby about the music I like. Basically I like UK and Irish bands, I feel the music has so much more depth in recent (20 years, apart from Pearl Jam and Nirvana) times than American music. So im on vacation in Ireland and I hear a song on the Radio, it immediately grabs me. Wanting to know who it is and also wanting to know if Shazam works abroad :) i click the listen button, it shoots back "People turn Around" by "Delta Spirit". Who? Never heard of them!, MUST be some UK band that Iam now so out of touch with that I would never hear cause I live in the States.....WRONG!...WRONG......WRONG!!!!!!
Turns out Delta Spirit are from California. So in my snobbery I cynically bought the album thinking thats probably the only decent song.........I stand here before you to say, I was a fool (in many ways)

How can I describe this album?....well in a few words....IT ENDS TOO SOON!
I cant remember an album that had so many instant YES moments. YES! thank good for great music moments!
This is an AMAZING Album that should be picked up straight away.

My prejudice is gone! AMAZING FROM BEGINNING TO END!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyday this Week November 17, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I saw them play at the Maxwell's and they were awesome! I bought this album and I listen to it on my car on the way to work pretty much everyday. I love this album and I'm going to buy their others ones...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album I've bought in the past few months March 9, 2009
By Brad
Format:Audio CD
You'll love this album whether you're by yourself or with a group. It's feel good, but it rocks, but it broods, but it makes you want to shake your body to the beat.

Delta Spirit sounds like one more example of what happens when hipster kids find out they need to add more alt-country to the rockin' mix. And for that, I love it, because it rocks something new.

I don't have comparisons for you, because I listen to all kinds of music. I bought this at the same time I picked up a couple of Miles Davis albums and the new Animal Collective album, which is my first of their work. Maybe Delta Spirit is something like Wilco, 10 years younger, after they'd been listing to Arcade Fire, the Eastern Conference Champions, and two Kings of Leon songs.

Just buy it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars First Delta Spirit CD
Delta Spirit kept showing up on my Pandora station, and finally I decided to check out the cd. It's one of my new favorite CDs.
Published 10 months ago by Tara Steinmetz
5.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous fabulous CD, I love it!!!
This CD is truly one of a kind. Many different type of music here and all enjoyable. Title track reminds of mixture of The Band and CCR. Buy it!!
Published 12 months ago by Musictu Myear
5.0 out of 5 stars One fun listen
This is one of my favorite albums. Wonderfully written and executed. This is just plain fun to listen to. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Wintermoon
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Great tunes. These guys are great! I bought this album after hearing them at a bar and I'm really pleased with the whole album.
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Excellent band. Thank you for this product. I enjoy it tremendously and look forward to my next purchase. Thanks again.
Published 14 months ago by Del-mari Fransson
4.0 out of 5 stars Ode to Sunshine
The more I listen to this record the more I like it. Delta Spirit makes some really good music people.
Published 15 months ago by Golddustwoman
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite albums of all time (and im 51)
I fell in love with a few songs from Delta Spirit on Youtube, so i bought their first full length album, "Ode to Sunshine" which has become one of my favorite albums of all time. Read more
Published 22 months ago by John Rutkai
4.0 out of 5 stars Really great....
With a slight Southern feel....strong vocals...dash of folk...a batter made from 1968...songs that encourage the listener to sing along. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Fred M. Schill
5.0 out of 5 stars Just buy it...
This band should be getting more air time. Absolutely amazing. Ode was my first jump into the Delta Spirit and I have not looked back once. Read more
Published on March 20, 2012 by Veto Twain
5.0 out of 5 stars Best DS album yet
This album is amazing, no idea why these guys haven't broken bigger yet. If you like the Kings of Leon, you'll love Delta Spirit. Read more
Published on February 21, 2012 by Señor Entertainment
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