Originally the one-man project of multifaceted musician and
songwriter Scott Reitherman, Throw Me The Statue (TMTS)
has since expanded to a quartet with drummer Jarred Grimes,
and multi-instrumentalists Aaron Goldman and Charlie Smith.
The album is produced by TMTS and Phil Ek (The Shins, Built To
Spill, Band Of Horses), and while the band retains much of the
lo-fi bliss found on their critically acclaimed debut ‘Moonbeams’,
Phil Ek’s mixing of ‘Creaturesque’ brings the band’s maximalist
pop sensibilities to new heights.
Perhaps more sonically upbeat than its predecessor,
‘Creaturesque’s’ details are at times painted in both optimistic and
sobering tones. Reitherman’s scattershot poetics touch on an array
of ideas, it’s oppressive American machisimo and suburbanite
sexuality. It’s soft drugs and convertible cars. It’s the struggle for
higher expectations within the mess of modern life, and when
wrapped up in the structures of TMTS’ sure-handed tunes it’s an all
too delicious combination.
Since late 2007, Throw Me The Statue has been touring
North America, Europe and Japan in support of
‘Moonbeams’. Along the way the band won over a slew of
respected media outlets the world over including NPR, Paste,
Magnet, Filter, The Onion, The Stranger, Under The Radar,
Exclaim, The Fly, Stereogum, The Guardian, NME, MTV2 and
released two well received videos for ‘Moonbeams’ standout tracks
‘Lolita’ and ‘Yucatan Gold’.
Tracklisting: Waving At The Shore * Pistols * Tag * Ancestors *
Noises * Snowshoes * Dizzy From The Fall *
Cannibal Rays * Hi-Fi Goon * Baby, You’re Bored *
Shade For A Shadow * The Outer Folds
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