Washington DC art-rockers Deleted Scenes has premiered the first single "English as a Second Language" from their genre-tweaking, sophomore full-length, Young People's Church of the Air, due out July 10th on Park The Van Records. Streaming at Paste, the single's "lyrics are dark, even profound...the song's looping melodies are addictive." The new album follows the band's debut Birdseed Shirt LP, available now at NoiseTrade, which also includes a special bonus track of "The Days of Adderall." Deleted Scenes is readying East Coast dates this July in continued support of the LP, including NYC and Washington D.C. dates with The Spinto Band.
Their newest collection of songs originated in frontman Daniel Scheuerman's basement and was recorded at the Garden Center in Hockessin, DE, with Nick Krill (The Spinto Band) and Birdseed Shirt producer L. Skell. Young People's Church of the Air mixes themes of family, love, death, and joy, incorporating studio sounds and home-recorded lo-fi noise. It's an album that "seeks to transcend ugliness, both personal and aural and more often than not, it succeeds on both counts" (Pitchfork).
Deleted Scenes has shared the stage with Cursive, Wild Nothing, Abe Vigoda, The Antlers,Tennis, Hospitality, and Matt and Kim among others, and has performed at SXSW, CMJ, and Pop Montreal.
7/12 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East Cafe
7/13 - Northampton, MA - The Basement
7/14 - Burlington, VT - Signal Kitchen
7/15 - Ithaca, NY - Lot-10
7/16 - Pittsburgh, PA - Shadow Lounge
7/18 - Philadelphia, PA - Silk City
7/19 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge*
7/20 - Brooklyn, NY - The Rock Shop
7/21 - Washington, D.C. - The Red Palace*
* w/ The Spinto Band