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Delta Rae


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Durham NC, United States (2009 – present)

Delta Rae is an American band formed in Durham, North Carolina in 2009.

Their debut album, Carry the Fire, was released on June 19, 2012.

The band consists of three siblings Ian Hölljes (vocals and guitar), Eric Hölljes (vocals, guitar, piano and keys) and Brittany Hölljes (vocals), as well as Elizabeth Hopkins (vocals), Mike McKee (percussion) and Grant Emerson (bass guitar). They began as a four-piece ensemble and added McKee and Emerson to the dynamic in 2010.

A little history:

Seymour Stein’s office sits way up in the high rises of the Rockefeller Plaza; a corner office, with a beautiful view out over New York City, its surfaces cluttered with all of the memorabilia, awards and accumulated paraphernalia of a lifetime spent in the music industry.

It was into this office that the six members of Delta Rae shuffled one day in the summer of 2011. A rather convoluted connection had led them here to this meeting, their first with a major record label, and no one was quite sure how to proceed. “We were very nervous,” recalls Ian Holljes, with perhaps some understatement.

“But we talked briefly, and then Seymour said ‘Well, why don’t you sing something for me?’” The band duly launched into Hey Hey Hey, a joyous, rollicking tune that begins with an exquisite four-part harmony. Ten seconds in, Stein asked them to stop. The band balked. But Stein stood up, walked to the door and hollered for his colleagues to join them. “You gotta hear these people!” he cried into the hallway. “They sound so beautiful!”


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  • Mennitti

    "I Will Never Die" is one of the best tracks I've ever heard in my life.

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
  • daesnerys

    Amazing band, I love the passion they put in their music. Love their new EP. If only people would stop listening to some bullshit and listen to real music like this

    21 Nov 2013 Reply
  • crownanchor


    16 Nov 2013 Reply
  • cbecrad

    Sure wish I had discovered them sooner.

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
  • chokeonthelies

    True Blood <3

    6 May 2013 Reply
  • llcoolbeans

    Love these guys!

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
  • iameclectic

    Following this band ~ love their rootsy sound

    13 Dec 2012 Reply
  • talessp

    essa banda é geniaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    11 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Fleaa

    Fire is much better than Bottom of the River, IMO.

    3 Dec 2012 Reply
  • night-songs

    I think all their songs are great. Not just Bottom of the River.

    1 Dec 2012 Reply
  • niyaflow

    It feels as if "Bottom of the River" (fantastic song!) and the rest of the album (kinda blah), were written by completely different bands, that's rather weird.

    2 Nov 2012 Reply
  • rustycamino

    How is "Bottom of the River" so mind blowing and edgy, but the rest of the album is generic, country-radio pap?

    30 Oct 2012 Reply
  • dinosaullo

    Fico feliz por ter descoberto esse maravilhoso som. s2

    1 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Saveall their sound.

    12 Aug 2012 Reply
  • karlofullstop

    I like the album.

    20 Jul 2012 Reply
  • tjd9

    I agree with tylerstravis below. "Bottom of the River" is a really good song, the rest of the album is kind of mediocre.

    2 Jul 2012 Reply
  • CraftyVG

    Bottom of the River is huge.

    29 Jun 2012 Reply
  • missing83

    25 Jun 2012 Reply
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