October 6, 2009

Throw Me The Statue - Creaturesque (2009)

Throw Me The Statue's Creaturesque delivers on the potential of last year's Moonbeams, with "Dizzy From the Fall" probably being the closest in tone, catchiness, and just general awesomeness to "Lolita" (mp3). Or the spirited "Waiting At The Shore". Or... well, suffice to say the rest of the album is just as good. Overall, its way more polished and consistent than the debut. It's clear that they have mastered summertime indie pop, balancing light and wistful lyrics with bouncy drums and cheap tinny keyboards. "Hi-fi Goon" (mp3) and "Ancestors" (mp3), two more of my favorites, both feature simple catchy riffs and singalong choruses. All the handclaps, hooks, and well-placed whoops add up to a very fun album.


Nightrain said...

This band is great. SO summer jammy jammy.