deleted-scenesWashington, DC’s favorite indie rock scensters, the Deleted Scenes, are heading out on their first national, headlining tour this month to promote their first full-length LP, Birdseed Shirt on What Delicate Recordings. The record’s drawn them favorable comparisons to Galaxie 500, Sunny Day Real Estate and fellow Washingtonians, the Dismemberment Plan, with the czarist overlords of online music criticism,, even going so far as to give the record a whopping 8.0 rating – a number usually reserved solely for anything involving Tom Waits or bands with fuzzy animal names.

The tour, naturally enough, kicks off tomorrow at the Black Cat and wraps up at the Velvet Lounge in July. In between, they’ll be hitting up Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, New York and Boston. The dates follow below, along with some links to FREE Deleted Scenes tracks, including their take on a classic Smiths track.

Deleted Scenes National Tour:
05/21 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
05/29 Baltimore, MD @ Hexagon
05/30 Norfolk, VA @ The Boot
06/01 Nashville, TN @ The End
06/02 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
06/03 Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge
06/04 Atlanta, GA @ Star Bar
06/05 Tampa, FL @ Arts On 9th
06/06 Jacksonville, FL @ Eclipse
06/07 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
06/09 Pensacola, FL @ Sluggo’s
06/10 Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box
06/11 Dallas, TX @ The Lounge on Elm St.
06/12 Houston, TX @ Mango’s
06/13 Austin, TX @ Club de Ville
06/15 Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
06/16 San Diego, CA @ Beauty Bar
06/17 Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge
06/18 San Francisco, CA @ The Eagle
06/19 Portland, OR @ East End
06/20 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
06/22 Salt Lake City, UT @ Monk’s House of Jazz
06/23 Denver, CO @ Walnut Room
06/24 Lawrence, KS @ Eighth St. Taproom
06/25 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
06/26 Lincoln, NE @ Box Awesome
06/28 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
06/29 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
06/30 Madison, WI @ The Frequency
07/01 Ypsilanti, MI @ Elbow Room
07/02 Rochester, NY @ Casa Del Awesome
07/03 Boston, MA @ TT The Bears
07/04 Montreal, PQ @ Divan Orange
07/05 Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
07/06 New York, NY @ Union Hall
07/07 Washington, DC @ Velvet Lounge

Download: Deleted Scenes – “Fake Ids” (from Birdseed Shirt)
Download: Deleted Scenes – “Ithaca” (from Birdseed Shirt)
Download: Deleted Scenes – “One Long Country Song” (from Birdseed Shirt)
Download: Deleted Scenes – “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want” (from The Music Slut’s TMS Hearts Moz)

Culture DC indie rockers Deleted Scenes embark on national tour