Throw Me the Statue

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Throw Me the Statue
Background information
Origin Seattle, Washington, USA
Genres Indie pop
Years active 2005–2013
Labels Secretly Canadian

Throw Me the Statue is an American indie pop band.


Throw Me the Statue was formed by Scott Reitherman after he began self-releasing CDs of buzzy, lo-fi indie pop in 2004. Friends, including Pedro the Lion member Casey Foubert, pitched in to help as Reitherman added instruments including drum machines and glockenspiels to round out his sound. A full band came into shape in early 2007 as Throw Me the Statue's debut album Moonbeams was released on Reitherman's Baskerville Hill label and later on Secretly Canadian.[1][2] They have been featured on Pitchfork Media[3] and NPR[4] and have received airplay on the independent Seattle radio station KEXP-FM.[5]

Moonbeams made it to No. 16 of 100 on the Amazon Music Best of 2008 Editors Picks list.[6] The single "Lolita" was used in Courtyard by Marriott's "New Lobby" television commercial.[7] Their second album, Creaturesque, was released in August 2009, with Paste magazine rating it a 7.9 out of 10, calling the songs "unabashedly infectious."[8] In 2008, they recorded a version of Huey Lewis and the News's song, "If This Is It", for a Huey Lewis tribute album.[9]

In 2008 Throw Me the Statue toured the US, played at SXSW, Bumbershoot, the Sasquatch Festival, and opened for Cake in Seattle.[10] The band toured North America with The Brunettes in 2009.[11][12]



  • Moonbeams (CD) - Baskerville Hill - 2007
  • Moonbeams (re-release) (CD) - Secretly Canadian - 2008
  • Creaturesque (CD/LP) - Secretly Canadian - 2009


  • Purpleface (CD) - Secretly Canadian - 2009


  • "About to Walk" (CD) - Baskerville Hill - 2007
  • "Lolita" (7"/CD) - Secretly Canadian - 2008


  1. ^ Rich Thane, "An interview with Throw Me The Statue," The Line of Best Fit, March 11, 2008.
  2. ^ Michaelangelo Matos, "Throw Me the Statue: Creaturesque," The A.V. Club, August 11, 2009.
  3. ^ Stephen M. Deusner, "Throw Me the Statue: Moonbeams," Pitchfork Media, March 7, 2008.
  4. ^ "Throw Me The Statue: 'Lolita'," NPR, December 9, 2008.
  5. ^ Leigh Bezezekoff, "Song of the Day: Throw Me The Statue - Ancestors," KEXP-FM, June 12, 2009.
  6. ^ "Best of 2008: Top 100 Editors' Picks," Accessed May 24, 2009.
  7. ^ Charlie Moran, "Courtyard's Sync Seems Out-of-Sync," Advertising Age, April 17, 2009.
  8. ^ Ani Vrabel, "Throw Me the Statue: Creaturesque," Paste, August 6, 2009.
  9. ^ "Throw Me The Statue Cover Huey Lewis," Stereogum, June 20, 2008.
  10. ^ "THROW ME THE STATUE announce their first US tour!", February 15, 2008.
  11. ^ "Throw Me The Statue - 2009 tour dates w/ The Brunettes," Brooklyn Vegan, July 22, 2009.
  12. ^ Nate Chinen, "Singing Sharp Lyrics While Guitars Hazily Strum ," New York Times, September 3, 2009.

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