Delta Spirit

Delta Spirit (10:15 PM)

Sacco (9:00 PM)

Wed, October 29, 2014

8:00 pm

$20.00

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Delta Spirit - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Delta Spirit
Acclaimed San Diego-bred five-piece Delta Spirit add fall dates to their extensive nationwide tour celebrating the release of their anticipated album Into the Wide, due September 9 via Dualtone Records. Keeping an eye toward the live experience is always essential to the band. “We just want the songs to be as epic and meaningful as possible when we play them in front of people, which is the be-all and end-all for us as a band,” says Matt Vasquez (vocals, guitar).
Into the Wide follows the band’s 2012 self-titled release, which charted #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers and was praised by Rolling Stone for its “broader sonic palette.” The latest teaser trailer featuring the song “Live On” is streaming now at http://youtu.be/WqcrPa83__U. See below for full track listing.
The new album was born in a flood-ruined, cave-like, rat-colonized room in Delta Spirit’s new hometown of Brooklyn. The band spent more than a year writing together in the windowless studio they rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy. “That sense of feeling trapped in our studio and in the city definitely gave the album more of a weight than our previous records and played a big part in this being our moodiest recording yet,” notes Kelly Winrich (multi-instrumentalist, vocals) of the experience. When it came time to record, the band relocated to Maze Studios in Atlanta and teamed up with producer Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter), who helped breathe new life and brighter energy into the songs while still capturing the claustrophobia of their creative writing space. Of the recording process, Brandon Young (drums) explains, “One of the most important things was getting back to all of us being in a room together for every single song and recording everything live.”
Formed in 2005, Delta Spirit is Will Mclaren (guitar), Jon Jameson (bass), Winrich, Young and Vasquez. Their debut full-length Ode to Sunshine garnered a widespread critical response leading to numerous television performances including “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Conan,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Later with Jools Holland,” as well as relentless touring and festival appearances worldwide including Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo among many others.
Sacco - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Sacco
"We wanted to make something that sounded and felt like home," says Sacco's John Fredericks. He and childhood friend Andy Breihan grew up in southern California, where they played in various bands together for nearly a decade before moving to the East Coast. As they adapted to life in New York City, the duo found welcome relief from occasional bouts of homesickness in songwriting. "Parts of this record are trying to capture romantic memories of home, the things you love about it. The beach, the sun, those are things we tried to bring to the music."

Indeed, the first things you'll notice about Sacco's debut self-titled album are the shimmering, breezy melodies and relaxed grooves that feel worlds away from the streets of New York. Thick, slinky bass lines snake underneath driving, infectious beats, as Breihan and Fredericks' washed-out vocals sweep across the spare arrangements.

"We realized that the bass was really exciting and it was kind of a secret weapon for us,” says Breihan. “We tried to shape the rest of the songs with that in mind, and the big drumbeats were a part of that."

It's a sound that's garnered them early love from key tastemakers like Daytrotter and Stereogum, who premiered their double-music-video for "Carnival Ghost" and "Driving," and a respected place amongst fellow NYC-via-California rockers like Delta Spirit, Guards, and Cults, who invited the band to play support on their last national tour.

The band’s self-titled album came together in a truly collaborative fashion, with Breihan and Fredericks splitting the songwriting, singing, and recording duties 50/50. Much of the album was recorded DIY in an apartment studio, but it took a trip to the beach to truly get them in the right mindset.

"That was important," says Breihan of the Long Island beach house where they recorded portions of the album. It was a reminder of where they'd come from, what they were chasing with their songs. "We wanted to be in a place where you could just jump in the ocean."

The result is an utterly captivating collection of neo-psych indie rock, with stories of alcoholic preachers and homeless teens floating out above pulsating bass lines and fuzzed-out guitars. "They pin their words and moods on thoughts of liquor long since drunk, about bodies of water that hold so many scattered ashes and all sorts of secrets, churning there beneath the ice," writes Daytrotter. "The scene is so attractive and utterly heartbreaking."

Therein lies the beauty of Sacco's music, a potent blend of the welcoming and worrisome, of the serene and melancholy. It's the sound of home.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

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