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Album Premiere: Delta Rae's 'Carry the Fire'

Preview North Carolina group's debut album

Delta Rae
Servin Lainez
June 12, 2012 11:00 AM ET

Click to listen to Delta Rae's album 'Carry the Fire'

For the past couple of years, North Carolina's Delta Rae has crafted their unique blend of blue-eyed soul and Americana rock from a house in the woods. The result is the six-piece band's debut album, Carry the Fire, which will be released on June 19th. Rich four-part harmonies fill the album, especially evident on lush tracks like "If I Loved You" and "Morning Comes." The anthemic "Bottom of the River" is a ground-rattling fixture of the band's energetic live set, and a lively example of their Southern roots.

Carry the Fire is out on June 19th on Sire, and you can stream it exclusively, in its entirety, here.

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