Morgan Delt

California native Morgan Delt spent the better part of early 2013 focusing on the release of a 6-song limited edition cassette that brought his homespun garage psychedelia to the attention of Trouble In Mind Records, who’ll handle the distribution of his official self-titled debut LP on January 28th.  Peddling a bedroom psych-pop sound, Delt digs deep into the works of bands like the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band and The Standells, while giving subtle nods to the sunshine pop movement of the late 60’s.  There is a grit and rumble though on his latest single, “Beneath the Black and Purple,” that keeps it from feeling like a rehash of his influences and allows it to wander through garage rock’s hallowed halls unencumbered.  The melody sounds like it was pulled straight from The Sonics musical repertoire but also bites back like The Monks on LSD.   Artists like Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees are also mining this rich vein of melodic and grimy rock, but Delt never felts like a second-tier substitution.  He’s carving his own unique niche in the genre’s uneven landscape.  Listen to “Beneath the Black and Purple” below.