Deleted Scenes Performs Tonight at the Mohawk
Washington, D.C. quartet Deleted Scenes utilizes an otherworldly sort of design.
Your initial reaction to the discordant patterns and twists in their music might be one of confusion at first, but the unpredictability draws you further into their unusual soundscape. Their recent full-length release, Young People’s Church of the Air, presents a darker, quirkier take on several styles – funk, R&B, psych-pop, even 80’s pop and surf rock. It’s a meeting of lo-fi and a cerebral energy vibrating in a bizarre manner (one music critic went so far as to use “existential” to describe it). Yet, it strikes a perfect balance.
The band formed in 2009, taking a completely DIY approach by self-recording and producing their debut album Birdseed Shirt at friends’ houses, booking their own shows, and constantly touring across the country. They tried out some new songs that made their way onto their latest album, produced by L. Skell and Nick Krill (The Spinto Band) for the Sockets Records label.