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In celebration of Deleted Scenes‘ first headlining gig on the Black Cat’s mainstage or, possibly, just to give you some added incentive to show up, the band has assembled 200 limited-edition cassingles that will be available at the show.

I realize that there’s a generational divide here, that some of you may have come of age in the late-’90s as opposed to the early-’90s, so I’ll do my best to explain the cassingle phenomenon. The cassingle was, if you will, a cassette single. It had two to three songs on it. One of these songs was usually a “hit.” If you were too broke, or simply unwilling, to buy an entire album by, say, Nine Inch Nails, you could step into Sam Goody and get the “Closer” cassingle. Then you took it home and, if you were so blessed, popped it into your ghetto-blaster. Anyway, before Napster, this is what we had.

A free-download will be included with each cassette, just in case you don’t have that ghetto-blaster anymore.

Here’s the track-list:

a side: Suicide Sunday (previously unreleased)
b side: Ithaca (Autorock remix)

Deleted Scenes w/ The Drones, Pretty & Nice
@ Black Cat
Fri., 3/28/09
$12, 9 pm
1811 14th St. NW