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Ode To Sunshine

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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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  1. Tomorrow Goes Away 1:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
  2. Trashcan 3:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
  3. People C'mon 3:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
  4. House Built for Two 5:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
  5. Strange Vine 4:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
  6. Streetwalker 4:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
  7. People, Turn Around 5:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
  8. Parade 3:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
  9. Bleeding Bells 2:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
10. Children 5:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
11. Ode To Sunshine 3:47$1.29  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 26, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: August 26, 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rounder
  • ASIN: B001APM46M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,121 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Weezfreek on 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 By Marcus Payzant on 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 By Rudolph Klapper on October 13, 2008
Format: Audio CD
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 By casperld on 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!

GET IT NOW!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sandy Martin on 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 By Veto Twain on March 20, 2012
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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. I highly recommend this CD (and the band). Great songwriting, great arrangement and delivery, great sense of creative anticipation for what brings a song together making it standout while leaving the listener wanting future spins. It's really raw Americana 101, perfectly balancing urgency and intelligent sensitivity. Whether it be the vocals, instrumentation, lyrics, or general vibe, it kicks with a mind for respecting the listener with full delivery of heart, a wanting foot stomp, and attention to developed songs (vs. fun ideas). Many in the indi world tend to pretend, often throwing out incomplete ideas. These guys really deliver, always looking for ways to take a tune to the next level, creating something unique and thoroughly entertaining. No laziness here. Amazing that they haven't hit mainstream.
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