Into the Wide
, the fourth LP from San Diego soulful folkers sounds nothing like Bon Iver
. But like Justin Vernon's opus, on this latest record, you hear a band that has struggled against the chains of genre and has managed to break utterly free. With their roots in classic Americana folk & soul, Delta Spirit have managed to craft a record that incorporates arena ready rock anthems, psychedelic textures, noise rock interludes, and the melancholic drama of classic country. They do all this without once becoming disjointed, and by the end, Into the Wide
is handily one of the freshest and most exciting folk rock records of the 2010s.