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Once upon a time three fellas in the hinterlands of Tampa Bay got together and tried to get each other to join their bands.  All three fellas (Roger Hughes, Steve Dicks, and Michael Starks) were veterans of the Tampa Bay music scene.  Turns out nobody joined anybody's band but they decided to play some music and see what happened.  What happened was, up from the murky depths emerged the embryonic proto Quaint Delusions.  Like all good protos it evolved and eventually began rotating such that a gravitational vortex was created that sucked in drummer Kevin DeHart and lap steel player David Lane, thereby creating what is now the epic and mind-bending band known as Quaint Delusions.  Or just the QDs, which is easier to spell.  

In March 2021 the QDs released their debut album - "Basking In Irrelevance"

"Quaint Delusions came out of the gate with a powerful sound on their debut album Basking In Irrelevance.  Quaint Delusions shows all the stops on this great debut record.  They show us a good time with their feel-good harmonies and lyrics that definitely brings you to that sweet spot.  What a great introduction this is and I definitely can’t wait to hear more!"

- The Indie Source

 "A nice array of styles very much based in rock...I thought the vibe here was pretty joyous and borderline motivational...playful yet emotional...(and) one of the coolest guitar solos I heard in recent memory."

- Pitch Perfect

...and in November 2022 they released their second album - "This Far Out".  

"We love this album from Quaint Delusions.  The band jams out on this eight-track collection to great effect...great tunes and melody that is both catchy and fun-loving at the same time."

- Lost in the Nordics

"I loved this album. The musicianship is top notch, the delivery was exceptional and the songwriting really good...uplifting and vibrant without going overboard...exuberant and infectious."

- Pitch Perfect

Quaint Delusions has released these singles in 2024, with more to come:

LITE BRITE SKY

(released January 20, 2024)

"In "Lite Bright Sky," Quaint Delusions not only maintains their signature style but also elevates it to new heights.  The lyrics shine, particularly when aligned with the thematic core.  Memorable lines stand out, showcasing the brilliance in the songwriting.  This single is undoubtedly a home run, and listeners are strongly encouraged to give it a spin."

- Pitch Perfect

"The vibe here is really chill and the dynamic creep.  One of the more interesting aspects of this song is its actual theme which is the first time I heard of anything like this.  I don’t even know how you think this up but it’s brilliant.  This was an easy song to appreciate and seeps into you in a meditative way...it doesn’t force a soft and loud dynamic but instead nurtures the groove itself into something that feels alive and vibrant."

- Mesmerized

LOADED

(released February 10, 2024)

"...a song that seamlessly blends lushness, mellowness, and ethereality...resonates with exceptional lyricism, encapsulating the fleeting nature of news cycles surrounding the disturbing surge in mass shootings.  The song maintains a consistent dynamic throughout, potentially mirroring the relentless cycle of tragedy that often precedes any meaningful action.  Beyond its musical allure, "Loaded" emerges as a poignant call to action, transcending the realms of melody and catchy hooks.  In essence, Quaint Delusions artfully intertwines awareness and musicality, navigating a space that extends far beyond melody."

-Buzzslayers

SEEMS LIKE A DAYDREAM

(released March 6, 2024)

"With sharp, precise drums and a bass line reminiscent of The Beatles' "Come Together," Seems Like A Daydream exudes an infectious energy that's hard to resist. Front and center are the vocals, delivered with impeccable precision and backed by a killer guitar solo that serves as the perfect climax...complete with tantalizing horn accents...a stellar example of Quaint Delusions at the top of their game.  It’s one of the most infectious songs I have heard this year." 

- Ragmag

"Seems Like A Daydream hooks the listener with its irresistible rhythm.  Fueled by a hard-hitting 4/4 beat and adorned with loose piano and inventive bass and guitar interplay, the track draws the audience into its sonic realm.  The opening lines set a poignant tone, reflecting on the struggles of modern existence... a stark commentary on the challenges faced by the middle class, striking a chord with listeners navigating the relentless pace of contemporary life.  With its infectious groove, incisive lyrics, and nuanced dynamics, the track solidifies the band's position as one to watch in the indie scene."

- Buzzslayers

MR. CHAOS

(released April 5, 2024)

Mr. Chaos "draws listeners into a dreamy and intimate atmosphere that could be considered slightly haunting.  The vocals, delivered a little above a whisper, hover just at the edge of spoken word, creating an intimate atmosphere that's as engaging as it is dissonant.  Reminiscent of the experimental stylings of The Super Furry Animals, this track showcases Quaint Delusions' versatility and willingness to push musical boundaries." 

- Ragmag

ANTI-LOVER

(released May 2, 2024)

In a triumphant return to the halcyon days of mid-2000s indie rock, Quaint Delusions' latest single, "Anti-Lover," melds infectious hooks with a poignant commentary on political disillusionment...one of those rare tracks that you can’t shake off, reverberating through your consciousness long after the final note fades.  ​"Anti-Lover" achieves an exquisite equilibrium, addressing the tumultuous landscape of political division without succumbing to partisan bias...a strikingly universal sentiment that pierces through the noise of contemporary discourse.  The song's true magic, however, lies in its musical craftsmanship.  The track builds a driving momentum that’s both urgent and mesmerizing.  The vocal performance is nothing short of stellar.  The lead singer's delivery is both emotive and precise, perfectly suited to the song’s dynamic range.  Every element clicks into place, showcasing Quaint Delusions' undeniable talent and versatility."

- Pitch Perfect

"... a super catchy track that deserves your attention...the song delves into the theme of political divides, but it does so with a surprisingly joyful sound. Musically, "Anti-Lover" sits somewhere between The Shins and Of Montreal.  From beginning to end, "Anti-Lover" is a delight.  The production quality is top-notch, capturing the band's vibrant energy and tight musicianship.  This track not only showcases Quaint Delusions' musical prowess but also their ability to tackle complex themes in an accessible way."

- Buzzslayers

IN THE MORNING

(released June 10, 2024)

Quaint Delusions music can be found on all major platforms.  Links to music, photos, videos, bio, etc. can be found at www.quaintdelusions.com

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