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THROW ME THE STATUE announce their first US tour!

THROW ME THE STATUE has been wow-ing audiences of the Pacific Northwest for the past year, earning a residency slot at Seattle’s Chop Suey and a west coast tour with Jens Lekman. The release of his debut album on Secretly Canadian, “Moonbeams”, is upon us! This Tuesday, February 19th, “Moonbeams” will be available in stores, and to celebrate, TMTS will be playing a cd release show in Bellingham, WA on February 22nd and the NoisePop! Festival in San Francisco on February 28th.

Following the international release of “Moonbeams”, TMTS will begin their very first US tour, reaching both coasts and the magical music festival known as SXSW. Please join them in the following cities:

Feb 22 – Bellingham, WA – Boundary Bay Brewery
Feb 28 – San Francisco, CA – NoisePop! Fest at Great American Music Hall w/ Stellastarr
Mar 6 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s w/ Arthur and Yu
Mar 12 – 3/16 – Austin, TX – South by Southwest
Mar 13 – Austin, TX – Mohawk Lounge, Secretly Canadian Showcase w/ Black Mountain, Jens Lekman, and many more!
Mar 18 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey w/ Beach House and The Papercuts
Mar 22 – Missoula, MT – Badlander
Mar 23 – Spearfish, SD – Toomey’s
Mar 28 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s w/ Le Loup and The Ruby Suns
Mar 29 – Bloomington, IN – Art Hospital
Mar 31 – Lexington, KY – The Icehouse
Apr 2 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop w/ Born Ruffians and Cadence Weapon
Apr 8 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East (Corner)
Apr 10 – Philadelphia, PA – The Khyber
Apr 11 – Ewing, NJ – Ratskeller College of New Jersey
Apr 18 – Austin, TX – Mohawk w/ Golden Bear
Apr 19 – Fort Worth, TX – Lola’s
Apr 21 – Santa Fe, NM – College of Santa Fe
Apr 22 – Flagstaff, AZ – Mia’s

Recent raves for TMTS:

“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.” – NPR www.npr.org

“This guy is from Seattle, and, good lord, he is good!” – USA TODAY www.usatoday.com

“This standout track (“Lolita”) has the straightahead bedroom vocals of Guided by Voices, the lilting pop instincts of fellow Seattleites the Long Winters, and chutes-and-ladders melodies recalling the Shins. All are in service of a breezy July-afternoon song full of ramshackle bells, electronic beats, and simple, chugging guitars.” – PITCHFORK MEDIA  

“A captivating set of songs that begs for repeated listens.” – FILTER MAGAZINE

THROW ME THE STATUE’s “Moonbeams” now available for pre-order

Making waves throughout the latter half of 2007, we’re super pleased to deliver Seattle’s Throw Me The Statue’s debut album, “Moonbeams.” Conceived and fronted by Scott Reitherman, “Moonbeams”, was constructed with the help of Casey Foubert (Sufjan Stevens, Pedro The Lion) to create a wondrous concoction of fuzzed out synths, brass ensembles and epic vocal melodies that have been noticeably absent since “In the Aeroplane, Over The Sea” first saw the light of day.

It can be yours here

THROW ME THE STATUE featured on KEXP Music That Matters podcast

SC newbies THROW ME THE STATUE are currently featured on KEXP’s “Music That Matters” Podcast. Their song “About To Walk” is the 3rd of 13 songs.

Here’s the info on how to subscribe to the podcast. It’s totally free…

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You can also link directly to the podcast in MP3 form here

THROW ME THE STATUE EP now available for pre-order

We’re pleased to introduce Seattle’s Throw Me The Statue to the Secretly Canadian family with the limited edition just-in-time-for-the-holidays “About To Walk” single. The title track is a Neutral Milk Hotel-fueled concoction of fuzzed synths, doubled bedroom beats and epic vocal harmonies. Also present are the upbeat handclapper “Lolita” and Elverum-esque “The Old Believer.”

Conceived and fronted by Scott Reitherman, TMTS will release its debut full length, “Moonbeams” February 19th, 2008 on Secretly Canadian.

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Secretly Canadian Welcomes THROW ME THE STATUE to the Fold

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 

SC artist page for TMTS

“Moonbeams” Press Alcove

MP3 for “About to Walk”

Live on KEXP

Live footage from Reverb Fest

AUDIO

Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

VIDEOS

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

COMING SOON

Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

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