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Listen: Deleted Scenes’ New Single “Bedbedbedbedbed”

The lyrics of “Bedbedbedbedbed,” the new single by Deleted Scenes, sound tinny, but that’s a good thing. The martial drumbeat kicking off the track gives way to Dan Scheuerman (sp) singing into an echo chamber. Lines like “We live in difficult times/I fell behind” ricochet while Matt Dowling and Chris Scheffy supplies a gentle rhythm that could be the soundtrack to a sweet conclusion of a long evening out. Brian Hospital’s measured percussion keeps the pace.

Scheuerman told Spin, which first posted the track yesterday, that “Bedbedbebedbed” is a “broken love song” written about a girlfriend who “really helped me get my shit together.” Flourishes like “Won’t you crawl into my bed bed bed bed bed” give way to a coda in which Scheurman chants “bed” until the song’s punctuated end. The song is the first off Deleted Scenes’ second full-length album, Young People’s Church of the Air, due out in September on Sockets Records (A 12-inch EP is coming next month.)

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Deleted Scenes play Saturday, July 16, at 9 p.m. at the Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th Street NW. (202) 667-7960. $10.

Photo by Laura Rotondo

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