Delta Rae

By MusicLounge Nov 19, 2013

Watch a trailer for Revenge featuring "I Will Never Die" by Delta Rae

Delta Rae return with their first batch of new recorded music since the release of their debut album, Carry The Fire, in the summer of 2012. The Chasing Twisters - EP comes out digitally on November 19th and includes the electric title track, which premiered today via Rolling Stone.  The band is currently working on a new studio album, which will come out in 2014."


On the subject of “Chasing Twisters”, Delta Rae guitar player, singer and songwriter Ian Holljes goes deep with Rolling Stone: “When I was a kid, my dad would make up songs about my brother and me, cast as heroic cowboys fighting our way through the Wild West, always with a galloping horse beat like in the theme for Bonanza” explains Delta Rae  When the band started touring through the Southwest, I found myself wanting a song like that, anthemic of that incredible landscape and history, evoking the mysterious badlands and cowboys and Indians flying across the salt flats. So I started with the beat and the song came together slowly, the central theme pulled from one of my favorite American folk stories, Pecos Bill, in which the greatest cowboy who ever lived lassoes a tornado. The idea of chasing twisters in the canyon -- chasing something you'll never catch -- is a lot like songwriting for me. Always trying to write the perfect song -- a song that can't be written.”

Delta Rae recently released the official music video for their goosebump inducing single "If I Loved You.” The six-piece band teamed up with Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, their all-time favorite band, who played guitar on this re-recorded version of the track, which also appears on the Chasing Twisters- EP. “If I Loved You,” was a top 5 single at AAA radio and is now off to a great start at Hot AC.


Chasing Twisters- EP Track Listing:

Chasing Twisters


If I Loved You

Dance In The Graveyards

I Will Never Die


Click here to view the Chasing Twisters EP on iTunes


"If Fleetwood Mac came up in North Carolina, they might resemble Delta Rae.”  - Rolling Stone

In theory, Delta Rae’s music is Americana folk rock. In practice, it’s a bit more complicated: bluesy and soulful, sometimes gentle and melodic, sometimes aggressive and visceral —and always rich with textured four-part harmonies. From howling gospel-inspired choruses to mellow bluegrass-tinged guitar riffs, everything’s fair game.” - Band To Watch, Time Magazine

“The six-piece from Durham, North Carolina has been one of our favorite bands to emerge this year, thanks in large part to their incredible ability to harmonize. On songs like “Bottom Of The River” and “Is Anyone Out There,” the vocal harmonizing between the Hölljes siblings (Ian, Eric and Brittany) and Elizabeth Hopkins reaches a level of transcendence rarely heard in music these days.”VH1