Jul 312015

The release of the deluxe edition of indie quintet Delta Spirit‘s Into The Wide (2014) last month came with a pleasant surprise: a cover of Cream‘s psychedelic rock staple “I Feel Free.”

The Californian five-piece seamlessly work their way through the tune, opting to step up the tempo with frantic drum lines, rowdy guitar phrases and pumping handclaps –  ultimately culminating in a raucous and adrenaline-inducing rendition of the ’60s classic. Continue reading »

Apr 282011

California indie-rockers Delta Spirit showed off their cover skills with a set of Tom Waits renditions for Daytrotter recently, and now they’re back with their take on The Zombies’ classic brit-pop hit “She’s Not There.”  According to their website, the band recorded the track at the request of an unnamed television show, but then decided to post it as a free download on their website instead. Continue reading »

Apr 142011

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! Continue reading »