The four members of Deleted Scenes grew up in the D.C. suburbs, and over the past few years their sound has matured from alt-rock fit for exurbia to smart, polyphonic, more citified arrangements. Three-fourths of the band now lives in Brooklyn, but bassist Matt “Fatty” Dowling still calls the District home. Their forthcoming album, Birdseed Shirt (the title was inspired by Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close), is an anti-indie-pop album of sorts. The band takes more creative risks, combines more electronic, orchestral, and dubbed sounds, and carves a more eclectic voice. Thanks to its dual-city occupancy, the band has release shows scheduled both here and in Brooklyn. It then hits the road in January for an extended tour.
DELETED SCENES PERFORMS WITH EXIT CLOV AND LA STRADA AT 8:30 P.M. AT THE BLACK CAT BACKSTAGE, 1811 14TH ST. NW, $10. (202) 667-4490.