ARTIST: DELTA WILL
LABEL: ONLY CONSTANT RECORDS
Delta Will are a self proclaimed 'existential pop' group from Toronto, Canada. The band are made up of Brandon Johns (keys, synth), Charles Tilden (vocals, guitars, samples), Milan Schramek (bass), and Lowell Whitty (drums). They began in 2011, since when they've put out two EPs with Transcendental Visits (2012) and It All Glows (2013), and this year sees the release of their debut full length record through Only Constant Records.
Titled Weathering the album has 11 tracks and comes in at the 36 minute mark, which is a great length for a pop record - take note other bands! It was recorded and mixed by Chris Stringer in Toronto, and the artwork is by Corey Isenor. There's a great range of styles and influences going on throughout the album, with psych rock, electronica, and folk all coming through, but if pushed you would still put Delta Will in the pop category.
Of course this is no bad thing at all, in fact its refreshing to hear a group being able to put together a wide range of styles into a cohesive body of work. Similarities could be drawn with the UK's Alt-J, or looking stateside there's Alabama Shakes, but others have also mentioned Radiohead and Gang Gang Dance that also have related sounds and we would tend to agree. Our favourite tracks would be 'We Were Born', 'Bugarach', 'A Dream', and the closing track 'I Will Receive It'.
Weathering is a beautiful patchwork of well thought out and purposeful pop songs.