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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.

THROW ME THE STATUE Donate A Live Performance For Charity

If you live in the greater Seattle area and would like a private performance by THROW ME THE STATUE, bidding is now open for The Stranger’s Strangercrombie 08. All money raised will go to benefit foster kids through the Treehouse program. There is free beer in the deal, and there are three days left to bid. Please go bid HERE.

THROW ME THE STATUE’s Daytrotter Sessions Online Now!

THROW ME THE STATUE stopped by the Daytrotter studios recently and recorded “About To Walk,” “Girlfriends Car,” and “Lolita” all from their record “Moonbeams.”

Give it a listen here.

Vote For THROW ME THE STATUE’s “Lolita” Video On MTVU!

THROW ME THE STATUE’s video for “Lolita” is up for voting on the MTVU show “The Freshman.” You have until this Friday (7/11/08) at 11:59p to vote.

Read more and vote as many times as you’d like HERE!

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