On April 2, Matthew Logan Vasquez will be playing at the Bootleg Theater, touring for his new album Solicitor Returns. Frontman of San Diego band Delta Spirit, Vasquez’s vocals still shine amazingly on this new record. His vocals have always mesmerized me on the Delta Spirit tracks and it’s no different now. However, Solicitor Returns does have heavier ground in indie rock more. One of my favorite tracks on the album is “Maria” and the guitar gives the track some serious The Black Keys-like roots. I love that the song has a slow rhythm so you can really bask in the heavy reverb of the song. Another one that I really like is “Black East River”, another slow song. This song has more blue grassroots, which highlights Vasquez’s unique vocals. The guitar has a bit of a linger on this track that gives it such an amazing longing feeling.
Solicitor Returns is definitely more intense than Delta Spirit but it’s kind of like that album you drink whisky or rum to, rather than some margaritas on a Monday night. It’ll be one hell of a show to catch live so be sure to bring your A game to the show.