Comprised of the Berlin-based Sash and the Boston, MA-based Dana Colley (formerly of Morphine), The Deltahorse’s self-titled debut EP received quite a bit of attention across the blogosphere as its sound was compared by many bloggers to that of the likes of Beck, David Bowie, and others. And honestly, that’s a pretty fair comparison but on another level the self-titled EP possessed a swaggering bluesy, sleaziness but with a cinematic but mysterious sort of feel. It’s as though it could easily be the soundtrack of a spy movie set in Europe — in particular, I think of London, Dublin, Berlin, Frankfurt, Moscow — and of the movie’s protagonist being double and triple-crossed, and of packages and money being exchanged clandestinely in train stations, airports, hotels… 

But on a serious note, what makes The Deltahorse project so interesting is that the duo of Sash and Colley envisioned collaborating with different vocalists on each effort, which naturally will alter each album’s sound. On their forthcoming EP, Sash and Colley collaborate with the Belfast-based vocalist Vadim Zeburg on their latest single “Easy Life.”

Much like their work with the then-Australian-based vocalist TJ Eckleberg, the collaboration with Zeburg seems perfectly suited. Whereas Eckleburg delivered his novelistic lyrics with a wry, almost ironic sort of detachment, Zeburg delivers his lyrics with a sensual falsetto that manages to give the song a sleazy, late night under the streetlight sort of swagger.