In stores this Saturday is the second full-length release (and first available locally in Australia and New Zealand) from Seattle's Throw Me The Statue. Creaturesque is an album full of jangly indie pop using layers of guitars, keys, drum machines, melodicas, glockenspiels, and whatever else he could add to the mix.
Throw Me The Statue is the brainchild of one-man multi-instrumentalist Scott Reitherman who back in 2004 relocated from Half Moon Bay, a small city south of San Francisco, to New York and then Seattle with aspirations of starting up an independent label called Baskerville Hill Records. Inspired by the lo-fi and D.I.Y. sensibilities of K Records, he started putting out CDs in 2004, including one by fellow Vassar College student Sam Beebe (aka Black Bear).
When his debut album, Moonbeams, was finished in April of 2007, Reitherman started assembling a live band, wrangling up Aaron Goldman, Will Cone, Joe Syverson, and Jarred Grimes to assist him on-stage. Since then the band has toured consistently throughout the U.S. and UK/Europe with the likes of Jens Lekman and currently with The Brunettes.
10th August, 2009 : Posted by Admin