Moonbeams [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Jason Lymangrover
Easily comparable to more than a few West Coast indie poppers -- Beulah, the Shins, and Grandaddy, to name some -- Throw Me the Statue stack drum machines, synths, and dime-store instruments on top of sunshiny melodies to bring the sound of California to Seattle. Moonbeams is a bedroom recording through and through, and while multi-instrumentalist Scott Reitherman is an idolizer of lo-fi aesthetics and the Microphones in particular, he successfully layers the hell out of his tracks to make the album a full-sounding and lush production, pairing live instrumentation with synthetic tones and beats. A few guests aid Reitherman and his Dr. Groove rhythm machine in his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Lymangrover
Easily comparable to more than a few West Coast indie poppers -- Beulah, the Shins, and Grandaddy, to name some -- Throw Me the Statue stack drum machines, synths, and dime-store instruments on top of sunshiny melodies to bring the sound of California to Seattle. Moonbeams is a bedroom recording through and through, and while multi-instrumentalist Scott Reitherman is an idolizer of lo-fi aesthetics and the Microphones in particular, he successfully layers the hell out of his tracks to make the album a full-sounding and lush production, pairing live instrumentation with synthetic tones and beats. A few guests aid Reitherman and his Dr. Groove rhythm machine in his creative endeavor to create a bright, shimmering ray of musical goodness that's perfect for springtime driving or backyard gardening. Like the Dismemberment Plan's Travis Morrison, as a vocalist Reitherman teeters between speaking and singing lazily, as he confesses stories from his lovelorn past, lackadaisically explaining how he stole his best friend's girl in "Young Sensualists" and his undying lust for the innocent embrace of a 19-year-old in "Lolita." It's simple, it's sincere, it's upbeat, it's effortless, and most of all it's very pleasant, making for an ambitious first outing and a cozy fit under the gentle, embracing wing of Secretly Canadian. If listeners experience a sense of déjà vu, it's probably just because they're hearing the ghosts of Elephant 6, sighing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/19/2008
  • Label: Secretly Canadian
  • UPC: 656605016825
  • Catalog Number: 168
  • Sales rank: 307,387

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Throw Me the Statue Primary Artist
Tony Moore Trumpet, Bass Clarinet
Casey Foubert Bass, Percussion, Violin, Drums
Steve Moore Trombone, Euphonium
Scott Reitherman Group Member
Aaron Goldman Glockenspiel, Saxophone, Background Vocals, Melodica
Evan Berding Background Vocals
Jonas DeVarona Drums
Chris Maher Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Casey Foubert Producer, Engineer
Late Great Daniel Johnson Drawing
Throw Me the Statue Composer
Heidi Johansen Cover Photo
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