Which suggests that Birdseed Shirt is 54% better than Thievery Corporation‘s last album, but 5% worse than Fugazi’s The Argument.

But let’s not turn this positive moment into a snark-fest.

Says Pitchfork‘s Chris Dahlen:

“With Matt Dowling primarily on bass, Chris Scheffey on guitar, and Brian Hospital on drums, the band is a well-worn quartet that takes risks in the arrangements but never gets clever for the sake of it. They do big indie rock, like the build-up to the horns and harmony vocals that punctuate the opener, “Turn to Sand.”

Anyway, nice to see a local band get some love. Read the rest of the review here and maybe check them out, if you haven’t already, when Deleted Scenes play the main stage at Black Cat on March 28.