Beach House, Papercuts, Throw Me the Statue

Last chance to see Seattle’s band du jour before Squatch!

In the course of about a year (come summer), local band Throw Me the Statue has gone from a “You gotta see them”-type of phenomenon to a polished band with a great debut full-length, Moonbeams, that was just released on Secretly Canadian. On the band’s month-long residency at Chop Suey this past January, SW music editor Brian J. Barr reported that front man Scott Reitherman said it gave his group a chance to “grow, experiment, and stretch its wings in ways it would not have otherwise.” As a result of practice and ingenuity, their indie pop is laced with daydream-y bedroom beats and lo-fi experimentation that would sound perfectly at home between Guided by Voices and Unrest on a mix tape from 1994. Spin and Pitchfork are gushing themselves over the track “Lolita,” but I prefer “This is How We Kiss” and “About to Walk”—the latter which will sound lovely between tracks by TMTS’s new label- and tour-mates, Damien Jurado and Jens Lekman, on your next best mix for 2008. With Papercuts and Beach House as headliners. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8000. $10. 8 p.m. RACHEL SHIMP

Tue., March 18, 8 p.m., 2008

 
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