The Delta Saints have scheduled a spring release for their new Monte Vista LP — and it all starts here with the exclusive premiere of the record's first single, "California."

Monte Vista, due April 28, finds the Nashville five-piece working with producer Eddie Spear to offer more of the "dynamic melodies and hooks, restless spirit, and coming-of-age ruminations on life, love, self-discovery and the world at large" that tie together the band's previous efforts. The band, whose "Sometimes I Worry" was recently heard on Showtime's Shameless, namechecks a broad array of influences in the new music, spanning from the Kinks to Rage Against the Machine.

According to the band, "California" was written as "an escape from a particularly cold winter" during the chilly weather that surrounded the early Monte Vista sessions. Seeking respite from the cold, the group even took to broadcasting a live feed from a beach out West while working on their new songs.

"California has long been an escape for the restless, and the idea of that was romantic to us Nashville boys stuck in the snow," adds the band. "After a session or two, the idea attached itself to some chords and melodies that we were trying to piece together. All of the sudden the song had its direction. It’s definitely a song about wanting and leaving, but not in a sad way. More so in a coming-of-age, John Hughes movie kind of way. It’s about giving into the restlessness and figuring it out as you go along."

You can pre-order Monte Vista in a variety of formats and with a variety of merchandise packages at the album's PledgeMusic page.

The Delta Saints are already on tour in support of Monte Vista, with European dates that will keep the band on the continent through early April. Visit the band's official site for a complete list of shows and detailed ticketing information.

 

David Bean