Delta Spirit’s new album, Into The Wide (Dualtone), is full of anti-war and pro-working-class songs, steeped in literary and biblical images that will make them resonate with almost any listener. The music is deep and moody, playing off the sound of chiming rock guitars, driving rhythms and anthemic vocals against a thick wall of dark, almost industrial noise. The songs paint pictures of the disenfranchised, disillusioned and downcast citizens of our country, folks struggling to get by, but still maintaining their faith in the promises of the American dream. Delta Spirit will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our new feature on the band.
Jon Jameson: When you’re from California, sometimes you feel like Mexican food, and then you realize you’re in Arkansas. What are you gonna do? You could go to the Pancho Pancho Taquila Bar & Tapas, but we all know it’s not gonna end well. If it was the ’90s, you would go to Taco Bell and be thankful for something that at least looks like Mexican food. Then God created Chipotle. Is it Santana’s? No. Is it Hole Mole? No. Rico’s? No. But damn if it isn’t decent Anglo-Mexican fast-ish food and you know exactly what you’re gonna get (and that you aren’t gonna be glued to a toilet for two days after). The guac is made with avocados, not green powder. The meat is edible and “sustainably raised.” Whatever, it tastes good! I just slayed some tacos three hours ago. God save Chipotle.
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