When Delta Spirit titled their EP The Waits Room last year, we hoped against hope that it was a Tom Waits covers disc. There was indeed a connection – they recorded it in the same closet-turned-studio Waits uses – but the songs were originals. Darn. Our faith was rewarded, though, because when they showed up to Daytrotter, they didn’t perform Waits Room cuts; they performed honest-to-goodness Tom Waits songs. Hooray!