ARTIST / BAND: Deleted Scenes
ALBUM: Birdseed Shirt
FILE UNDER: Indie
LABEL: What Delicate Recordings
INFO: Months after releasing their debut album to little fanfare and no press campaign, a lucky Pitchfork review ("brave and ferocious," 8.0) suddenly makes people listen. Band does it the hard way, develops as a live force over three years, and is said to deserve every kind word. Yards of local column inches tell the story of a band "doing it right," in the words ofWashington Post music editor David Malitz.