Thursday, October 18, 2007

Introducing... Throw Me The Statue

Throw Me The Statue is this dude, he lives on Capitol Hill in Seattle with some wonderful friends. Together they make up a musical family, the collective/record label Baskerville Hill. And now made up of four additional members, TMTS is fit for lots of summer shows throughout the Northwest and beyond so keep it tuned here for news of those dates!

Most of all, the debut record is now finally done! Entitled Moonbeams, this baby is a pop rainbow! A dynamic tour de force with songs coming from all angles and all styles. For the bedroom headphones to the speakers at the bbq party, this album goes up, down and around to convince you that this kid is here to do this thing right.

Throw Me The Statue joined recently to the Secretly Canadian family. Conceived and fronted by Scott Reitherman, TMTS has been delivering its wondrous concoction of cheapo sequenced synths, brass ensembles, fuzzed out beats and epic vocal melodies to various Seattle clubs for the past year.

The band's debut, "Moonbeams", was constructed primarily by Reitherman and Casey Foubert (Pedro The Lion, Sufjan Stevens, Richard Swift). TMTS's live show has been described as "Wildly energetic. Live drums, electric guitars, and four-part harmonies replace Reitherman's multitracking, and the able, athletic band switch instruments, add extra percussion, and throw in melodica and glockenspiel with an abandon grounded by serious musicianship." (The Stranger, 2007)

Due in February, "Moonbeams" "is both complicated and personally cohesive. Each song expands beyond the bedroom atmosphere often attributed to mellow solo artists. The opening track, 'Young Sensualists' sets the tone with a digital backyard party beat while a guitar riff and vocals dance smoothly over it." (QRO Magazine, 2007)

The album at times brings to mind the whimsy of Magnetic Fields, the lyrical playfulness of Neutral Milk Hotel, and the lo-fi bliss of Eric's Trip. Highly Recommended!

Throw Me The Statue - About To Walk
Throw Me The Statue - Lolita
Throw Me The Statue - Yucatan Gold
Throw Me The Statue - Conquering Kids
Throw Me The Statue @ MySpace

Throw Me The Statue - Live @ Reverb Festival In Seattle

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Blogger Ziggy said...

Beirut - The Flying Club Cup (2007) !!!

Mark Ronson - Version (2007)
The Thermals - The Body, The Blood, the Machine

Ben Harper - Lifeline (2007) !!!
Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass (2007) !!!
The Go! Team - Proof Of Youth (2007)
Iron And Wine - The Shepherd'S Dog (2007)
Jay-Z - An American Gangster (2007)
G Love - Lemonade
120 Days - 120 Days
+ Ian Brown, Battles, The National, Pinback, The Shins,
Modest Mouse, Junior Boys, Citizen Cope, Sonic Youth,
The Greenhornes, Ratatat, Dntel, Tv On The Radio, etc.

Marissa Nadler - Songs III, Bird On The Water
Joanna Newsom - Ys

The Strokes - Room On Fire

11:24 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

Thanks for the music.

Any chance you could post the new Jimmy Eat World? I have their whole collection, but heard some bad reviews, so I'd like to check it out before I decide to purchase or not...

Love the blog, check it everyday. Keep it up.

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Jimmy Eat World:

Once it is downloaded, change the file extension to .rar instead of .zip so it will open :)

4:53 AM  
Blogger judyplap said...

Just wanted to thank you for introducing to so much indie music; your !!! recommendations are great, very helpful for learning about new bands from little and far away places. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

5:50 AM  
Anonymous tom gr said...

new beirut album! i can't thank you enough :)

9:13 AM  
Anonymous The Minister said...

I was TMTS a few months ago and they were underwhelming, to say the least. Maybe it had to do with the fact that they were followed by Page France and Bishop Allen...

10:16 AM  
Anonymous dave said...

Thx for the J.E.W. link!

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jimmy Eat World:

Check it on

6:36 AM  

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