Delta Spirit brings their wandering souls to NYC tonight as the Patrol-recommended balladeers will be making their network television debut on Conan O’Brien. One night isn’t enough in the city that never sleeps as the revival minded rockers will be headlining the Mercury Lounge on Thursday night before continuing down the East Coast for a show in D.C. on Friday.

Recently re-releasing 2007’s solid Ode to Sunshine, Delta Spirit will try to win more converts to their infectious style of vintage sounding pounding folk rock. With a roaring fan-base and growing critical recognition, they’re probably about to topple past “best kept-secret” and into “the buzz band.”

There’s the two tracks that get most of the press, “People, C’mon” and “People, Turn Around” but whether it’s the thunderous “Children,” the rollicking “Crippler King” or the thought provoking screed against child prostitution “Streetwalker“—Delta Spirit makes music for more than just the buzz. This is the type of music that your parents would have listened to, that you’re not going to be able to turn off, and that your children will still be spinning. It’s just that good.

All it took was a cold trip in March to convince us that Delta Spirit is more than just a flash in the trashcan and after this extensive tour, it’s hard to doubt that you’ll be reading about the band in more places than just the Scanner.

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