Deleted Scenes Biography (Wikipedia)
Deleted Scenes were an American art rock band formed in 2005 in Washington, DC by three members of the short-lived Olney, MD, band Fell off the Face of the Earth: Dan Scheuerman (lead vocals and guitar), Matt Dowling (bass, keyboards, guitar and backing vocals), and Dominic Campanaro (guitar and keyboards). Ricardo Lagomasino (drums) joined in 2012, replacing Brian Hospital. The art rock style of Deleted Scenes is, according to Lane Billings of Paste Magazine, "nearly impossible to categorize," combining elements of rock, punk, avant-guarde, pop, noise, psych, math rock, and Americana. Frontman Dan Scheuerman contributes confessional, poetic lyrics to the songs.
In January 2009, Deleted Scenes' debut album Birdseed Shirt came out on Brooklyn label What Delicate Recordings. It was engineered in part by J. Robbins and produced and mixed by L Skell. Pitchfork awarded the album with an 8.0, calling it "ferocious, brave, and a well-balanced demonstration of both thoughtful existentialism and strange, drowsy downers." NPR noted its "playfully unpredictable songs that veer in unexpected directions while remaining completely infectious." The title of the record was taken from Jonathan Safran Foer's novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
Deleted Scenes Tracks