With Delta Spirit on a bit of a break, frontman Matthew Logan Vasquez is going solo. He recently moved back to Austin, where he spent a good chunk of his childhood, and his debut EP is simply called Austin. Vasquez played most of the instruments on the record, but his live band features several Austin music luminaries: Michael Kingcaid from What Made Milwaukee Famous and A. Sinclair’s Brendan Bond and Jud Johnson.
The group lets Vasquez show off his rock and roll side, mixing a love of Nirvana with Crazy Horse’s kinetic energy. They recently stopped by Studio 1A and you can download a live version of “Maria” below. Also, be on the lookout for a full solo album from Vasquez early next year called Solicitor Returns.