Throw Me the Statue began as Scott Reitherman's one-man act in Seattle, Wash., but has since grown into a solid five-piece band that specializes in electro-pop playfulness. Moonbeams, the debut album from the group, is a collection of catchy, upbeat indie pop with enough experimental twists and turns to keep it interesting.
"Lolita" is one of many bouncy tracks on the album, with whimsical, twee-folk experimentation. It opens with a cutesy riff backed by a drum machine and glockenspiel before bursting with guitars, handclaps, drums and Reitherman's raspy tenor singing about teenage love.
Scott Reitherman remains the creative force behind Throw Me The Statue. He's joined by Aaron Goldman, Will Cone, Joe Syverson and Jarred Grimes. Moonbeams is their first major project together. The line-up offers an impressive array of instrumental talents, which fit nicely with Reitherman's songwriting.
Already an opener for indie heavyweights like Jens Lekman, Throw Me The Statue is focusing on touring, recording for 2008 and, as always, discovering new music which could end up influencing their next record.
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