Throw Me the Statue

Saturday, August 4

Two sets of bare breasts grace the cover of Moonbeams, the debut effort of Seattle’s Throw Me the Statue. One topless Scandinavian-looking free spirit is pictured pushing another off of a dock into inviting, sun-sparkled waters, and it’s torture not to be able to follow suit. The snapshot perfectly captures the content within. TMTS has plunged into the scene, offering up a quintessential Euro-flavored summer record, replete with drum-machine backbeats, bright synths, and lyrical content that sways from high-school kisses and foreign trysts to golden sand in the Yucatán. TMTS mastermind Scott Reitherman’s vocals are bare—refreshingly uncamouflaged by production tricks. Nods to everything from Of Montreal to the Beach Boys make his a tough sound to corral, and that’s the beauty of it. Unbound and restriction-free.

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