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Co-founded in 1978 by Chris Cutler, London-based ReR Megacorp remains a musician-led independent label after almost 40 years. Blithely disregarding market wisdom, it continues to release titles across a wide spectrum of genres.
ReR is home to cult bands This Heat, Henry Cow, Faust, Art Bears, The Necks...
A four-piece band whose members live in DC and Brooklyn, Deleted Scenes play delicately psychedelic indie rock
that is both moody and energetic, possessing a keen sense of doomed humor. They have been gaining notice on the east coast for their live intensity and undeniable songcraft, playing
over 100 shows, and releasing a S/T EP that Delusions of Adequacy called "easily one of the best purchases you’ll make all year.” Their just-finished debut album, Birdseed Shirt, capitalizes on the EP’s stylistically diverse pop, but expands to include a palate of odd-time grooves, dubby textures, and
ghostly arrangements. Painstakingly recorded over the last year with the help of J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines) and Lynn Skell (The Rude Staircase), Birdseed Shirt vibrates with color, instilling what the Washington Post’s Aaron Leitko calls an “autumnal
stoner vibe.” Dan Scheuerman’s irony-rich lyrics seek the small
truths of white lies—exploding gestures, miscommunications, and malapropism into stark statements on intimacy and its lack.
“Birdseed Shirt, the debut LP from Deleted Scenes, is a creative and emotional album of soaring, hook-laden highs and more tempered lows, with each mood skillfully executed and full of rich imagery and metaphors.” – Rachel Kowal, NPR.org
“Like Vampire Weekend without the Africa-pop pretensions.”
– Eric Rivera, Spin.com
“File this Washington, DC indie rock band under most likely to succeed” – Exclaim
“Deleted Scenes is a great band. Not a great local band, but a great band in general.” – DCist.com
RIYL: Dismemberment Plan, Modest Mouse, Talking Heads, The Shins, My Morning Jacket