We’re uber pleased to announce Seattle’s Throw Me The Statue 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.
TMTS will be sharing the stage with Jens Lekman in November, dates below:
11/06/07 Seattle, WA – Nectar
11/07/07 Portland, OR – Someday Lounge
11/09/07 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club
11/10/07 West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour
Secretly Canadian artist page for Throw Me The Statue:
“Moonbeams” Press Alcove:
MP3 for “About to Walk:
LIVE FOOTAGE FROM REVERB FEST: http://www.youtube.com/v/0JkUj5EOWw4