Formed in the beginning of 2002, The Deludes quickly made a name for themselves in the small but fertile scene of Tucson, Arizona performing incendiary live sets. Drawing from punk, blues, rock, and country, The Deludes play rock n' roll the way it was meant to sound...raw, simple, and good. Their sound has earned them comparisons to anywhere from classics such as the Rolling Stones and The Stooges to contemporaries such as The White Stripes and Wolfmother. Their release Jim Waters Presents...The Deludes in 2003 showcased their ability to write sharp, guitar-driven, pop songs. Their latest release Sedation Nation, showcases a darker, more mature sound and as Stephen Seigel, music editor for the Tucson Weekly, noted is "closer than ever to capturing the band's explosive live performances." Sedation Nation was released on the new Tucson label, Mudhouse Records, founded by former Beta Sweat drummer Jake Bergeron to showcase the sounds of the burgeoning Tucson scene. When The Deludes parted ways with their former drummer, Jake stepped in to propel The Deludes to new levels of power and intensity. The Deludes have played with such national and international acts as the Kings of Leon, The Kills, The Cops, The Heartless Bastards, The Soledad Brothers, and many other quality bands that begin with 'the'.