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THROW ME THE STATUE’S Creaturesque Released Tomorrow, Album Now Available On the Cheap Online

Creaturesque, the sophomore effort from Seattle indie-pop masters THROW ME THE STATUE, will be made available in physical form worldwide come tomorrow. And right now, the album is available in digital on the uber-cheap via our friends at Amazon. Go get you some by clicking right HERE.

Later in August, the band will head out on a North American tour with Nurses and The Brunettes. All of those dates can be found HERE.

Get Creaturesque via mail order HERE.

THROW ME THE STATUE Get Some KEXP Love, Plot Tour Dates In Support of Creaturesque

Just a few weeks out from the release of THROW ME THE STATUE’s sophomore effort for Secretly Canadian, Creaturesque, the band has some notable performances aligned with Seattle’s venerable KEXP – as well as a full-on North American tour on the horizon.

The KEXP-related events include an in-studio session on July 30 and an appearance with Blitzen Trapper at a free KEXP concert on July 31. Check out all TMTS tour dates HERE. A true convergence of Seattle’s finest.

A listen lead mp3 from Creaturesque, “Ancestors,” by right HERE.

THROW ME THE STATUE Announces New LP, Creaturesque

We are uber-stoked to announce Creaturesque (released Aug. 4 in the US, and Aug. 17 in the UK),the new album from Seattle pop-rock outfit THROW ME THE STATUE. Originally the one-man project of multifaceted musician and songwriter Scott Reitherman, 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.

Get the first taste of Creaturesque, mp3 “Ancestors,” by clicking right HERE.

THROW ME THE STATUE Releases Purpleface, Offers MP3 Of “Ship”

THROW ME THE STATUE’S newest EP, Purpleface, is now available at retail and digital stores! Previously only available at the band’s tour dates, the four-song EP is now also ready for those of us who live very, very far away from Seattle.

Purpleface features three brand new songs – “Ship,” “Honey Bee,” “That’s How You Win” – and a reworking of the Moonbeams cut, “Written In Heart Signs, Faintly.” The EP’s standout track, “Ship,” is an understated yet inventive gem that offers the listener yet another glimpse of band leader Scott Reitherman’s prowess and range as a songwriter. Check out an mp3 of “Ship” right HERE.

Much more is to come from TMTS in 2009. The band is recording the follow-up to their debut album, Moonbeams, with producer Phil Ek. Please stay tuned. You may also follow TMTS on Twitter until you’re blue – or, uh, purple – in the face by going HERE.

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