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The Delta Routine / Press

“I’d like to think the Delta Routine called their new album “More About You” because Cee-Lo and Bruno Mars beat them to “Fuck You.” 2K11’s first great album is one of the great rock and roll kiss-offs. Not a break-up album, it’s the kind of disc you reach for when you’re done with the break-up albums, when you’re ready to stop being mopey and start being pissed off. Acoustic closer “Happy Again” flashes back to one of those tender moments ultimately outnumbered by the bad. “I keep saying you’re beautiful, I keep saying you’re beautiful, guess there’s really nothing left to say,” coos Amadeus. Sounds like it was more about her from the start. Well ain’t that some shit? Amaedus might be regressing a touch, but the Delta Routine have just made a giant leap forward, and one of Milwaukee’s greatest rock records. Ever. ”

"More About You" blends catchy guitar pop (opener "Blame It On Me" and "Felicia") with swaggering blues-rooted rock and roll that nods at The Black Crowes ("Ain't Worth Your Wait"), The Who ("Cause We're Young") and the Rolling Stones ("Nothing You Can Do").

“It’s not that the album doesn’t contain its share of highlights—frankly, there’s hardly a bum song to be found.”

“Standing on stage lashing out what can best be described as simply fast-paced straight-up fucking rock ‘n’ roll, The Delta Routine shook the floors of Linneman’s River West Inn as they stomped out their headlining set Saturday night. Thousands of watts and ominous Marshall stacks proved their worth as the thrashing up-beat power chords and clever placed solos tantalized the souls of the unruly who held up the front lines of the dance floor. The 2005 born band just returned from a two-week trek from Iowa to Oklahoma, all the way out to Kansas, bringing them to their last-leg homecoming show here in Milwaukee to please an eager welcoming committee. Their blue toned power-rock sound tells no lies (their style reminiscent of The Black Keys, or a more pop oriented version of early White Stripes),”

“Milwaukee’s The Delta Routine emulates the sound and swagger of old-school Rolling Stones, and while its attempts at swaggering blues-rock don’t result in anything new on last year’s Donna, it is, at the very least, a really fun record. There’s no denying how great this kind of music can sound live, as long as the beer is flowing and sexy girls are shaking their hips in front of the stage. The Delta Routine celebrates the release of its new single, “Get Over It,” with this show. Look for an EP later this year.”

“At the end of the afternoon interview with The Delta Routine, five empty beer glasses, three bottles and a Playboy magazine rested on a table alongside a water pitcher that was intended to relieve hangovers from the night before”

“The state of straight-ahead blues based party rock has diminished in Milwaukee. It used to be that you could catch The Probers or someone of that ilk on any given weekend. Hope has been resurrected in Brew Town’s own Delta Routine. With the obligatory three-piece line up, drummer Kyle Ciske, bassist Lewis Gatford and vocalist/guitarist Nick Amadeus come on like a volcano. Blues, rock, and jam combine for a sound reminiscent of the first Jet release. They have followed the same path taken by acts such as the Black Crowes by putting out a record that flows from track to track without losing a step. Their debut album, Donna, was produced by Mike Hoffmann. The disc pounds and jumps with stand-out tracks such as Little Truth and Donna which beat simple chord progressions into submission in a delicious way. Songs such as “Once More” show the bands boogie side with a punk edge. Live, the act steams up a room. Their following is growing at an amazing rate.”

"Collectively, I would probably have to say this album is about the great and not-so-great women in and out of my life," says principle songwriter Amadeus. In the rock world of heartbreak set to song, he is hardly alone. Still, "Donna" has a unique way of expressing what could be a sappy sentiment as something a lot more fun. The CD -- released Jan. 19 and produced by Mike Hoffmann, of E.I.E.I.O. fame, and who worked with The Verve Pipe and the Violent Femmes -- plays out like the soundtrack to a good night out. It's very Milwaukee in nature; that is to say, it's eager and energetic, loads of fun and goes down as smoothly as a pint of Pabst.