While we wait for the triumphant return of Scoutsounds, Scoutmob's semi-official streamcast by our friends Tina and Marcus, we're stoked to be talking about Deleted Scenes, a DC indie rock band that's been tearing up and down the East Coast getting famous. Or at least more famous than they were in 2005 when they had just formed. But really, with the talent of Dan Scheuerman (vocals/guitar), Matt Dowling (bass/keyboard), Chris Scheffey (guitar/piano) and Brian Hospital (drums), it's really only a matter of time before they go full Arcade Fire by winning a Grammy then inspire a Tumblr asking who the f*ck they are.
Of course, since we already know who they are, we asked the frontman Dan a few random questions. Check it out:
SCOUT: How does DC influence the band's music?
DAN: DC is a cynical, artless placea temple for the worst tendencies of man. For that reason it's a fertile place for a certain kind of musician. DC inspires every day!
SCOUT: Do you have any favorite local bands other than your own?
DAN: Hume, Cigarette and Protect-U.
SCOUT: If Deleted Scenes could play in any part/place in DC, where would it be?
DAN: How about an affordable practice space? But that's definitely fantasyland.
SCOUT:: DC's filled with literate people, which is awesome, who do you like to read?
DAN: My favorite writers are Flannery O'Connor and David Foster Wallace.
SCOUT: Finally, what are your favorite places in DC?
DAN: Well Dressed Burrito; The National Gallery of Art; riding bikes; Great Falls; Upshur pool; in school working with kids.
Awww, the kids... But enough with the readin' and the writin' and a-talkin'. Let's get to the sounds: Deleted Scenes will take the stage of Red Palace this Saturday, July 21, to celebrate the reissued release of their 2011 critically acclaimed album, Young People's Church of the Air. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Be there or at least buy the album! Sneak a preview listen of a few select tracks here: