Edit: this is important, too.
-- 'Into The Wide' is Out Today --
Physical CD/Vinyl: http://smarturl.it/DS_IntoTheWide
*We're headed out to sound check. We'll check back in after we're done!
Edit: this is important, too.
-- 'Into The Wide' is Out Today --
Physical CD/Vinyl: http://smarturl.it/DS_IntoTheWide
Physical CD/Vinyl: http://smarturl.it/DS_IntoTheWide
*We're headed out to sound check. We'll check back in after we're done!
Comments: 671 • Responses: 85 • Date: 2014-09-09 19:06:15 UTCsource
kellycatchpole53 karma2014-09-09 19:10:25 UTC
MATT. Are we ever going to see another Middle Brother album? the two MB shows that I went to are two of my top five favorite sets of all time.
Please say yes.
Even if it is a lie.
huge fan of all y'all by the way, laaaaaaaaaaaa
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Deltaspirit18 karma2014-09-09 22:25:33 UTC
YES i hope and think it'll happen.
lizziebraswell27 karma2014-09-09 19:06:53 UTC
Hey Matt, Remember when you forgot the words to 'Devil Knows You're Dead' at Shaky Knees last year and I came to the rescue? Can we do it again next Friday at Terminal West in Atlanta?
Deltaspirit15 karma2014-09-09 19:08:43 UTC
I DO! Thanks for the help!!! MV
LincolnDunkin18 karma2014-09-09 19:11:17 UTC
Saw you guys open for Cold War Kids many years ago. You guys stole the show...
A few questions:
Why the move from Rounder Records to Dualtone?
Who has been your favorite band/musician to tour with?
Why did you guys decide to re-record and place 'Streetwalker' on the second iteration of Ode to Sunshine?
Deltaspirit10 karma2014-09-09 21:51:02 UTC
Our deal w Rounder was completed and Dualtone offered us a very artist friendly deal.
MMJ for sure!
Of all the ep songs it had found its way into our live set the most at that time, but we wanted to do a new take on it. In hindsight I like the ep version better. jj
Deltaspirit7 karma2014-09-09 22:27:48 UTC
drewcorleone3 karma2014-09-10 00:41:40 UTC
Cannot imagine how incredible a Dr. Dog/Delta Spirit twin bill would be. Can we make this happen at Stubb's?
Deltaspirit4 karma2014-09-10 02:39:49 UTC
We already did that!!!! It was awesome! MV
7DollarWhiskey17 karma2014-09-09 19:15:57 UTC
What was the inspiration for "Bushwick Blues"? That song changed my life.
Deltaspirit17 karma2014-09-09 19:25:17 UTC
Sharon Van Etten and the G train. mv
anchorchain4 karma2014-09-09 19:42:49 UTC
Wait, you actually caught the G train? How long did you have to wait?
Deltaspirit11 karma2014-09-09 19:58:26 UTC
5 weeks jj
LosMaven17 karma2014-09-09 19:13:46 UTC
On a scale of 1-10, how cool is it to have your song playing on the final montage on the series finale of Friday Night Lights?
Deltaspirit15 karma2014-09-09 19:15:44 UTC
An 11. -BY
Deltaspirit10 karma2014-09-09 22:34:02 UTC
prariedan17 karma2014-09-09 19:06:48 UTC
Hey guys! I’ve been a longtime fan ever since I saw you open for The Shins in Portland in ’08. My favorite memory of seeing you guys live is when some friends and I drove 26 hours through the night to catch you in at The Waiting Room in Omaha for the History From Below tour because that was the only venue we could get into under 18. You guys inspired me to become an Intern at Prairie Sun studios where History From Below was recorded. I got to know Studio C, The Waits Room, and all of the chickens pretty damn well.
My question is this: at what point did you guys to decide to drop everything and go all in on making it as a band?
Thanks for inspiring me and making some of the best music I have ever heard. Stoked to see you again at The Fillmore in October.
Deltaspirit12 karma2014-09-09 19:13:44 UTC
we had all been through the run around before we started the band. This time around we decided to just play the music we wanted to. we were very lucky to have friends that took us on tour and gave us a shot.
Deltaspirit10 karma2014-09-09 19:15:39 UTC
That's amazing!! Prairie Sun is great! Well, Brandon and I were in a band that signed to a major label, spent a lot of money and the album never came out. Matt had a similarly bad experience. Right from the beginning of our band in 2005 we knew that we wanted to to do things our own way and the best way to do that was to play as many shows as possible and write songs that we love and didn't mind playing a million times! We've been trying to do that ever since and are still loving it. See you at the Fillmore! jj
ruperthackedmyphone12 karma2014-09-09 19:08:13 UTC
I'll be honest I just googled you cause this is the first time I've heard about you. If you were to recommended a first song for me to listen to to get me hooked, what would it be?
mki40116 karma2014-09-09 19:15:55 UTC
"From Now On" off their new album is pretty tremendous.
I'm a huge fan of their 2010 album, History from Below. Standouts include "Bushwick Blues", "Salt in the Wound", and "White Table".
I also love "California" off 2012's S/T.
Deltaspirit8 karma2014-09-09 22:26:06 UTC
Arms-Against-Atrophy9 karma2014-09-09 20:14:59 UTC
strange vine is probably the best song ever written/performed/illegallydownloaded/legallydownloaded/madeloveto/dancedto...
i am drunk but this is an honest reply.
Deltaspirit3 karma2014-09-10 02:41:22 UTC
I like that honesty
restlesstourist11 karma2014-09-09 20:39:34 UTC
At one of your concerts in Austin a few years ago, me and my friend (we were both 17 at the time) were hanging out and mingling with the crowd near the stage. I'm not very social, but my friend was and after a while of talking to this group I decided to turn around and zone out for a little. Then, out of the corner of my eye I see this older lady come and approach me, and she gets really into a conversation were having. I don't really pick up on signals, but this lady seems to be really into me, you know touching me and shit. I got kinda frazzled, and went to go get a drink and come back. Well, and this is where you (Matt) come in. After one of your songs, you tell the crowd that your mom is in the crowd and that we should all say hi to her. You point to her, from what I remember, and everyone turns to look at her. Well, the lady I think you pointed to was the lady that was hitting on me. So, Matt, I think your mom hit on me at one of your shows. My question is how do you feel about that, or could you clarify?
Deltaspirit16 karma2014-09-09 20:44:32 UTC
God damnit mom
Deltaspirit11 karma2014-09-09 20:52:39 UTC
hahaha that was Kelly
just think you could be step father.
now that's hot.
In all honesty i doubt hitting on you would be the right word for what happened there. My mom is super out going and amiable. She's anything but cougar creepy. MV
hum_bucker11 karma2014-09-09 19:09:08 UTC
Hey guys. First off just want to say that I am really digging Into The Wide. I'm listening to it very loud right now. Your last album is one of my favourite ever but it looks like you somehow found a way to top it!
This new record seems to take your sound in a pretty new direction. Were there particular artists that you were listening to a lot while you were making this? I'm hearing some U2, George Harrison, and The Killers but I could be out to lunch.
What is the story behind the 3rd verse of Empty House? "I got this limp from a favor I did / Some folks don't like charity / Copper pipe is worth more than you think / There ain't no point blaming me"? I love it but I don't know what the hell you're talking about haha.
Keep on making amazing music and please tour western Canada!
Deltaspirit9 karma2014-09-09 19:25:20 UTC
Thanks! We're always listening to U2, and All Things Must Pass. I can't say that we listen to the Killers all that often, but we were on a touring festival with them last year and we watched them every night. They were incredible, and though I was not aware of it I knew their entire catalog.
Deltaspirit2 karma2014-09-09 21:53:37 UTC
Bono kissed my baby jj
CoderInPhoenix11 karma2014-09-09 23:02:41 UTC
I am very dissatisfied with my cell phone reception in Phoenix. Why does it always switch to 3g?
Deltaspirit10 karma2014-09-09 23:07:13 UTC
bad immigration laws jj
Deltaspirit7 karma2014-09-09 23:15:13 UTC
BUMP john! MV
Deltaspirit8 karma2014-09-09 23:05:21 UTC
best question of the day
CapnKurtz9 karma2014-09-09 19:13:08 UTC
Delta spirit, I will be at your show in Chicago at the Vic on 10/11. I live a block away. Do you need a place to crash?
Deltaspirit9 karma2014-09-09 19:18:15 UTC
Very kind of you but I think were ok :) -BY
jeanshanchik9 karma2014-09-09 19:06:45 UTC
Hidey ho! You’re one of my favorite bands out there. Your fourth album gets me through my work days.
Is there any connection between Yamaha and California? They both seem to be about losing someone/letting someone go. Was it based on the same person/relationship?
Matthew – Cool ranch Doritos or nacho cheese Doritos?
Deltaspirit9 karma2014-09-09 19:11:54 UTC
Kelly here. No connection between the two. I wrote California about a year before we started recording about a break up. Matt wrote Yamaha while we were in the studio about his wife. Re: Doritos, Matt says 'neither' ;)
jgill49 karma2014-09-09 19:07:41 UTC
Thanks for doing this AMA! You guys are one of my favorite bands and put on a hell of live show,can't wait to see y'all play in Chicago this October! Congrats on the new record, it's fantastic!
Question: What do you eat for breakfast?
Deltaspirit14 karma2014-09-09 19:22:53 UTC
coffee and a cigarette
wehadamoment9 karma2014-09-09 19:07:38 UTC
Loved your cover of Talking Heads' Once in a Lifetime. What other covers do you perform or want to? have you ever done triple j's like a version? (australia)
Deltaspirit15 karma2014-09-09 19:27:58 UTC
Never done "Like a Version", we've seen it though. It'd be cool to do at some point. We've done a bunch of covers over the years; Bill Bush's 'I'm Waiting' Louis Armstrong's 'St. James Infirmary' Pink Floyd 'Wish You Were Here' We're working on The Beatles 'Something' may bring it out at some point on this tour ;)
darthsand8 karma2014-09-09 19:09:36 UTC
Who was the last person to use the bathroom in the hotel room you are in? And what did you do?
Deltaspirit15 karma2014-09-09 19:10:48 UTC
That was me. A quick #2 while I was playing clash of clans. -BY
themiddlechild7 karma2014-09-09 19:35:08 UTC
Congrats on the new album! Can't wait to see you guys for the 7th time this Friday!
I saw y'all for the first time at a small venue in Houston called Walter's on Washington in 2009 (that building doesn't even exist anymore). It was Dawes, Other Lives, and you guys closing out. One of the best shows I've ever experienced - thank you for that.
Delta Spirit and Dawes seemed to have really good chemistry - will you guys do any other shows together? And on that same note, it seems like you guys started out sounding a lot more Americana-folksy/rootsy than where you are now. What's been the source of progression?
Deltaspirit10 karma2014-09-09 19:49:04 UTC
Yeah, they're still good buddies of ours, we'll probably do some shows again. The source of progression is mostly us progressing as people and not wanting to be tied down to a specific genre. If people say we're doing it to find a bigger audience, that couldn't be further from the truth
dirtydianer7 karma2014-09-09 19:19:49 UTC
Hey candy boiz.
How come every time I walk into a 99cent store I hear one of your songs? It's actually kind of genius, hearing 'Tear It Up' while i shamefully walk the aisles searching for an at home pregnancy test.
Anyways..that wasn't really a question, more so of a story.
Do you guys miss Long Beach? Do you miss me? Will Brandon ever smoke pot?
Deltaspirit8 karma2014-09-09 19:21:52 UTC
HAHA. Miss Long Beach cant smoke the greens -BY
Deltaspirit6 karma2014-09-09 22:33:24 UTC
pls snd nudz
ehmbeecue6 karma2014-09-09 19:20:57 UTC
Is there any chance of 1. a Middle Brother reboot or 2. you guys needing a new best friend?
Deltaspirit3 karma2014-09-09 22:37:47 UTC
maybe and maybe. What kind of friend qualities do you have?
lockhart9626 karma2014-09-09 19:08:19 UTC
When are you's coming back to Scotland?! And when is the album out in the UK
Deltaspirit6 karma2014-09-09 19:09:52 UTC
nothing is scheduled yet for Scotland and I believe the record come out in poss. November over there -BY
Deltaspirit2 karma2014-09-09 22:34:28 UTC
I'm trying to spend a month in Glasgow when I get the time. My father came over in 1952, that's where my family's from and I'd like to learn more about my ancestry. So even if we're not playing there, I'll be there. WM
borntolose536 karma2014-09-09 19:07:17 UTC
What is everyones favorite song to play live?
Also, loving the new album!
Deltaspirit15 karma2014-09-09 19:09:00 UTC
Hold My End Up!! I get sweet bass leads :) jj
Deltaspirit10 karma2014-09-09 19:09:31 UTC
I love Playing Live on right now. MV
Jeffrey_jellyfish5 karma2014-09-09 19:11:33 UTC
Ever since the album trailer featuring "Live On" came out this summer I had been dying to hear it live. Got to see it Finally at Live on the Green in Nashville and you guys killed it!
Deltaspirit5 karma2014-09-09 19:19:08 UTC
okaygeorgia6 karma2014-09-09 19:25:27 UTC
Hey guys! Bushwick resident here. How do you feel about Vogue naming Bushwick the 7th "coolest neighborhood in the world" and do you still have those Bushwick Blues?
Deltaspirit5 karma2014-09-09 19:29:47 UTC
My Bushwick blues have been over for about 6 years now. hahaha Roberta's pizza is so good. try the pasta also deep cuts. MV
mki4015 karma2014-09-09 19:21:34 UTC
What's your favorite story from the road?
Deltaspirit20 karma2014-09-09 19:28:35 UTC
There are too many but one comes to mind. 6 years ago we were on tour driving through TX and a cop pulled us over for speeding. We had allot pot in the van and our tour manager at the time told him we were a christian band on our way to a christian festival and let us off. One more would be Jons mom gave him pills to stay up on the long drives. I think it was provigil. We hit a border stop and I was so mad at the border cop that I told him to search the van, you will find nothing. Next think you know Jons in the slammer for the night. We had to cancel the first show with NADA SURF. -BY
JasonVoorhees-5 karma2014-09-09 19:16:11 UTC
Hey Delta Spirit! How do you get that guitar tone?
Deltaspirit8 karma2014-09-09 22:36:30 UTC
Pour whiskey on your amp, when it starts smoking, you have a few minutes of great tone before the amp is dead forever
JOERUPPERT5 karma2014-09-09 19:55:30 UTC
will you take deep sea diver out on your next tour?
Deltaspirit2 karma2014-09-09 20:30:29 UTC
best band in the world
geoffreylebowski5 karma2014-09-09 19:45:52 UTC
I saw you guys in Madison last year for Live on King Street..
Deltaspirit7 karma2014-09-09 19:53:13 UTC
I will admit I kind of miss my hagstrom. A lot of bands will plan that whole thing. they'll play an out of tune piece of shit the whole song and then destroy something meaningless. I think that its important if that kind thing happens it just happens. Sacrificing a guitar I love means something to me. That night was so much fun, that moment was worth more than the guitar to me.
Deltaspirit3 karma2014-09-09 19:53:22 UTC
MarcyProjects5 karma2014-09-09 19:13:44 UTC
If y'all could only give one song to someone who had never heard y'all before to convince them to be a fan, what song would y'all pick?
Also, please keep coming back to Austin. We love y'all here!
Deltaspirit13 karma2014-09-09 19:17:17 UTC
Each of us would prob pick a different one but I would choose Motivation from our EP. Its good to start from the early years with us... -BY
connorh455 karma2014-09-09 19:22:07 UTC
Matt- Any Middle Brother stuff in the works? The debut album is one of my favourite albums of all time
Deltaspirit12 karma2014-09-09 19:32:45 UTC
Thank you so much! I don't know if we'll do another record. I don't think anyone is opposed to it. That was one of the funnest weeks of recording i've ever had. Maybe someday hopefully someday. MV
SoSuccexy5 karma2014-09-09 19:09:14 UTC
Favorite eatery in Long Beach?
Bonus question: Who would you guys like to jam with?
Deltaspirit2 karma2014-09-09 21:57:46 UTC
Number Nine, duh
itrainmonkeys5 karma2014-09-09 19:34:53 UTC
At a show in NYC a few years back I got a setlist. May have been the show with Gordon Gano. Anyway, I got the setlist from the show and when I got home realized it was written on the back of some kind of legal document. Looked like a traffic violation or parking ticket or some thing. I think it was for Kelly. My question is.....did he get that resolved? Or is he on the lam?
Deltaspirit8 karma2014-09-09 19:51:40 UTC
Kelly here. If it's a Boston ticket, then no, I haven't gotten it resolved and am no longer allowed to drive in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I was hoping they just forget about it. Thanks for reminding them
itrainmonkeys3 karma2014-09-09 21:25:05 UTC
Haha, just got home and looked at it. Was a California citation apparently but I'll make sure to burn the evidence so nobody will ever know.
Deltaspirit3 karma2014-09-09 21:25:50 UTC
Cool, what did I do?
beedohbeedoh4 karma2014-09-09 19:15:25 UTC
How is playing a festival different than a regular concert? Do you have a preference of one over the other?
Deltaspirit13 karma2014-09-09 19:23:59 UTC
At our level we usually end up playing festivals during the day, so there is always a feeling that you are playing for other peoples fans as well as your own. Trying to keep the show exciting without the aid of lights and production is a challenge, but at the same time its an incredible feeling to break through in those difficult settings and create great moments and really connect to the crowd! That said, a headlining show offers a real chance to present a complete experience. Both great in different ways! jj
Maccas754 karma2014-09-09 19:26:04 UTC
Do you guys have any plans to return to Australia sometime soon? We love you guys!
Deltaspirit4 karma2014-09-09 19:27:24 UTC
As Soon as possible! We love hanging in Australia! MV
username264 karma2014-09-09 21:19:54 UTC
What has been your favorite venue you've played in Chicago?
Deltaspirit3 karma2014-09-09 21:21:37 UTC
cmac64 karma2014-09-09 19:25:59 UTC
Jon, where'd you find your kickass American flag jacket?
Deltaspirit5 karma2014-09-09 19:37:05 UTC
Canada!!! hah! jj
cmac64 karma2014-09-09 19:13:52 UTC
What's the most fun show you've played?
That July 3rd show in DC a few years back was insane (playing Hendrix's Star Spangled Banner at midnight, rocking out to John Henry, and closing with Shout).
Deltaspirit6 karma2014-09-09 19:28:34 UTC
That was def my fav show ever!! Glad you were there! Lolla 2012 right before the storm has an honorable mention. jj
Deltaspirit1 karma2014-09-09 19:14:58 UTC
You nailed it. That show was the fucking best! -BY
tortoisenotaturtle3 karma2014-09-09 20:04:25 UTC
Hey guys, I met you guys in Downtown Fullerton (In/Outside of Mulberry St.) after Matt's wedding a few years back. Doubt you remember that??
Anyways, Where is your favorite place to play in CA?
Deltaspirit2 karma2014-09-09 20:08:09 UTC
The Fillmore & the El Rey are my two of favorites
Heyitsme233 karma2014-09-09 20:26:18 UTC
Just wanted to say I am a huge fan of you guys! I will be seeing y'all this September! Ode to Sunshine is one of my favorite albums of all time. May have already been asked, but what is the meaning behind the name "Delta Spirit"?
Deltaspirit5 karma2014-09-09 20:28:03 UTC
because we all didn't hate the name. MV
redditcow3 karma2014-09-09 19:36:41 UTC
Hey, why don't you guys play anything off your debut EP live? Me and my girlfriend were hoping to hear French Quarter or Streetwalker at your Philly show D:. Is it just like a... we've evolved since then and want to play newer stuff, or you have limited time and want to feature Self-Titled / Into the Wide content.
No matter what guys - I fucking love you. Into the Wide is an amazing album, and I've never listened to a band so able to make drastic revolutions in sound while keeping a lot of what makes you sound like Delta Spirit. The Wreck is as amazing a closer to an album as Yamaha, and I can't wait to see where you guys go next. Thanks for the music, please keep giving me ways to give you money :D.
Deltaspirit5 karma2014-09-09 19:41:58 UTC
we try to play something from every EP and album. The older songs get put in the mix but now with 4 records and 2 EPs with an hour and an half to play its really hard to play everything. Street Walker gets played every once in awhile. French Quarter might be 6 feet under at this point -BY
Deltaspirit2 karma2014-09-09 19:44:24 UTC
It's easy to skip over the songs you've played so many times so long ago. We're not over it, though. Sometimes they don't fit, sometimes it's oversight. I think by the time we're back in Philly we'll definitely have something from the first ep in the set list.
Thanks for supporting all the different songs we try to make with kind comments and money! WM
freepoop3 karma2014-09-09 19:20:55 UTC
The only time I've ever been swung at was at one of your shows. Apparently I was rocking out too hard and not all that sober. Thankfully the dude missed as I ducked mid-head-bang. You guys are amazing live and History from Below is one of my favorite albums.
Question: Favorite venue you've ever played at?
Deltaspirit5 karma2014-09-09 22:05:17 UTC
Good duck. 9:30 club DC or Red Rocks jj
BluthBananaStand3 karma2014-09-09 20:51:14 UTC
Matt, Do you remember getting drunk during the show at the Boulder theater a few years ago and yelling at somebody in the crowd that you hope they get cancer before unplugging and walking off to end the show? I do, that bummed me out.
Deltaspirit11 karma2014-09-09 21:07:10 UTC
Yup that happened....
it took two to tango in that situation. It some guy leaning on the front of the stage with his back to the band. He was trying to hit on some girl. inconvenienced by the volume of the music he attempted to talk over the band on stage directly behind him.
I regret wishing him cancer. that was a base thing to say.
FUCK THAT GUY.
After that night I've made a conscience effort to not be such a prick on stage. even if they have it coming.
I'm sorry you saw me at my worst.
Maxpower000442 karma2014-09-09 20:46:15 UTC
Interlude ---> War Machine just hit me HARD. when playing it live, will interlude be included? Great album, really enjoying it.
Deltaspirit3 karma2014-09-09 20:56:12 UTC
Of course, they need to be together
frozzymm2 karma2014-09-09 19:18:28 UTC
Was there another airline merger that I missed?
Deltaspirit2 karma2014-09-09 22:03:24 UTC
atagher2 karma2014-09-09 19:22:54 UTC
hey guys - i've been a long time fan, think I first discovered your band from the trashcan blogotheque video on the train... awesome stuff. ive seen you a bunch of times but one of the more memorable was recently for the pandora free show at the middle east in cambridge, ma...
my question is two tiered - if you guys could collaborate with one artist out there now... any genre... who would it be?
how much would you charge to play a wedding in the next few years? ;)
Deltaspirit5 karma2014-09-09 19:38:38 UTC
our wedding fee is super steep. trust me you don't want us playing your wedding. The day is about you guys. MV
slowens82 karma2014-09-09 19:30:33 UTC
You guys played a song called "The Wolf" earlier this year at the Blue Moon thing in Brooklyn. It was dope. what's the story with that song? Is there a studio version?
Deltaspirit2 karma2014-09-09 19:34:30 UTC
There is a studio version of that song but it didnt fit the flow of the record. At some point it will get released.
freepoop2 karma2014-09-09 19:35:24 UTC
Does Patriarch have a tragic underlying story like Ballad of Vitaly does or is it more figurative?
Deltaspirit4 karma2014-09-09 19:47:40 UTC
Its a figurative story but there is personal experience in there too. I spent a month in IHOP (International House Of Prayer) in KC. That experience is what lead me to Agnosticism. MV
Odetosunshine2 karma2014-09-09 19:36:16 UTC
Two quick questions!
Can y'all please release "the best"? I stand by the road and no one here but the Holy Ghost. You know that one? Haha
Is it pretty awesome having Daniel tosh on drums?
I've been told that Kelly learned harmonies from the angels... Is this true?
Deltaspirit7 karma2014-09-09 19:41:08 UTC
We've never actually recorded the best, maybe someday. Daniel Tosh sucks at drums. It's the other way around though, Kelly taught the angels how to sing harmonies
cmac62 karma2014-09-09 19:40:00 UTC
What city is your favorite for food when you're on tour?
Deltaspirit5 karma2014-09-09 19:41:18 UTC
I feel like we always end up eating really well in Chicago. jj
flaxenblade2 karma2014-09-09 19:40:48 UTC
Do you guys have any side projects outside of Delta Spirit?
Deltaspirit4 karma2014-09-09 20:34:41 UTC
Middle Brother is the only one that has been released. We are constantly doing other things for fun but not sure if they will ever get released.
matben2 karma2014-09-09 19:43:57 UTC
Hello guys ! My name is Mathieu, I'm from Paris and I've been a big fan of your music for years, any plans on going visit France soon ? Beers are on me :)
Deltaspirit4 karma2014-09-09 19:46:29 UTC
We LOVE PARIS!! We really hope to get there again soon!!
FortAtlantic2 karma2014-09-09 19:51:51 UTC
What band is your favorite on Dualtone and why is the answer Fort Atlantic?
P.S. Welcome to the label! Let's meet up when y'all are in Portland.
Deltaspirit5 karma2014-09-09 19:52:53 UTC
haha, let's hang
folkmasterfrog2 karma2014-09-09 20:01:36 UTC
What do you think of Oklahoma? Are you ready to rock out at the Conservatory tonight?
Deltaspirit12 karma2014-09-09 20:09:08 UTC
Breakdown of our day so far:
Deltaspirit4 karma2014-09-09 20:09:27 UTC
OH Yeah it's gonna be a punk ass bowling alley vibe tonight.
borntolose532 karma2014-09-09 20:32:51 UTC
Can you please take Jonny Fritz (formerly Corndawg) on tour? It would be glorious.
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Deltaspirit3 karma2014-09-09 20:36:21 UTC
We should! I love Mr. Fritz. he sent me a few new tunes this last week. His writing keeps getting better and better. keep your ear out for his new stuff. MV
DoingAllForScience2 karma2014-09-09 20:50:30 UTC
Hey, thanks for doing this AMA! My question:
Who are you?!?
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RSBeaver2 karma2014-09-09 21:04:54 UTC
I saw you guys years ago in Tulsa OK. There were only about 20 people at the show, I think the venue was called chameleon club. It didn't matter, you guys killed it After you played, we chatted at the bar for a bit, and it was awesome to meet the musicians behind the music. Tally Hall was the opening act, and they didn't want anything to do with the fans. Even though you're more famous now, do you still find yourselves going to the bar and talking to fans?
Deltaspirit4 karma2014-09-09 21:06:35 UTC
Hell yeah! We got sweet burgers and beers at Midtown in Little Rock last night! jj
BLarsenAFC18862 karma2014-09-09 19:26:17 UTC
Are there any songs that you refuse to play at your shows? If so, can you say why?
Deltaspirit2 karma2014-09-09 19:39:05 UTC
Not really. Although, I can think of a specific time we skipped "house built for two" because of family in the audience. WM
SiegmeyerofCatarina2 karma2014-09-09 19:49:49 UTC
New album is fuggin AMAZING guys. AotY contender for sure. This will prob get buried at this point, but what does the Ballad of Vitaly personally mean to you guys?
Deltaspirit3 karma2014-09-09 19:55:19 UTC
THANKS!! It's a true story. Google "Vitaly Kaloyev" jj
Kelarichey2 karma2014-09-09 19:52:47 UTC
Hello there! What do you think the band would sound like now if Sean Walker was still in the band? Thank you!
Deltaspirit3 karma2014-09-09 19:56:04 UTC
Judging by the amount of weed he smokes now, we'd probably sound like Cypress Hill - KW
username262 karma2014-09-09 21:32:11 UTC
What do you guys like to do outside of music? Hobby-wise
Deltaspirit3 karma2014-09-09 21:34:57 UTC
doddwave2132 karma2014-09-09 21:37:36 UTC
Jon and Brandon -- do you guys ever miss the good ol' Noise Ratchet days?
Anyone -- Jars of Clay or DC Talk?
Deltaspirit2 karma2014-09-09 21:38:44 UTC
DC Talk every time. Sup DoDD jj
anchorchain2 karma2014-09-09 19:29:16 UTC
You guys are truly one of my favorite bands and have been influencing my writing styles for a few years now.
Fan since I Think I've Found It. Bushwick Blues is probably one of my alltime favorite songs. Any chance you could share the backstory to that songs meaning?
Also I'm going to the Carrboro, NC show next week. Any chance I could get you guys to sign my record?
Deltaspirit3 karma2014-09-09 22:08:57 UTC
Matt & Sharon Van Etten running around Bushwick back in the day. Just come talk to us and we'll sign your record. We'll be hangin' around. See ya in NC. jj
Ping_Islander1 karma2014-09-09 19:26:21 UTC
Just curious why you made the move from San Diego to Brooklyn. Do you feel like it has evolved/influenced your sound?
Deltaspirit2 karma2014-09-09 19:35:39 UTC
We moved because we needed a change of pace, and have a bunch of friends in NY. But really just for fun. It influenced the sound of the new record mostly because of our dingy studio with no windows and the shitty winter that lasted way too long. We made it through though :)
mki4011 karma2014-09-09 19:22:52 UTC
Any current earworms or albums you can't put down?
Deltaspirit3 karma2014-09-09 19:35:57 UTC
I love the new EDJ record. Sam Cohen from Apollo Sunshine produced it.
Also I've been listening to Maggot Brain-Funkadelic. That guitar solo just makes me feel so good.
dadschool1 karma2014-09-09 19:22:17 UTC
I am totally stoked on the new album! When will we get another Noise Ratchet LP?
Deltaspirit2 karma2014-09-09 19:40:13 UTC
Thanks! Who knows? Emo seems to be coming back. It's almost retro;) jj
Jeffrey_jellyfish1 karma2014-09-09 19:14:23 UTC
Hey all, thanks for doing this AMA! I finally got a chance to see you live this past week at Live on the Green in Nashville and you put on an incredible show!
My question: Do you guys try and do anything on the road to break up the monotony of touring? I could imagine that show after show takes its toll, so are there any activities/hobbies you guys share on the road?
Deltaspirit4 karma2014-09-09 19:27:18 UTC
Thanks! We had a great time! I bring a fold up bike and try explore each town a bit, so that it's not just going from bar to bar. jj
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