Pin It
Favorite

CD Reviews 

THE DIRTBOMBS & r & & r & We Have You Surrounded & r & & r & 3 STARS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he best thing about these Detroit natives is their passionate exploitation of straightforward rock mixed with generous helpings of soul, funk and the glories of art rock. While their latest release leans heavily on these same influences, the result sounds more refined, less garage-y and far riskier than previous efforts. The important characteristics remain: Mick Collins, two drummers, two bassists. A formula for success, no matter the track list.





"Ever Lovin' Man" and "I Hear Sirens" hark back clearly to earlier days and offer aural signposts to those lost by the wandering "Sherlock Holmes" or the subtle, layered closer, "La Fin du Monde." (Collins singing in French? Gorgeous.) The most ambitious song, even if it is not quite successful, is "Race to the Bottom," featuring eight minutes of noise, computer-generated effects and feedback: no vocals, just scream-moans, and the deft hand of these magical noise makers.





-- CAREY MURPHY





DOWNLOAD: "La Fin du Monde"





THROW ME THE STATUE


Moonbeams


3 STARS


& lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hrow Me the Statue is a Seattle fivesome that mixes sounds resembling Of Montreal's electronics, Ukulele's organic sounds and Jeff Mangum's acoustic guitar. It's a hard sound to pin down, and its influences are widespread. One thing is for sure: Throw Me the Statue blends an upbeat spirit of fun with a sense of serious musicianship.





Originally released on Baskerville Hill Records last December, Moonbeams is a buoyant indie pop album that maintains its balance. Instead of falling over to the opposing sides of cop-out folk or self-righteous experimentalism, front man Scott Reitherman treads the line beautifully. Amid the various noise makers, static fuzz and honest guitar, the music of Throw Me the Statue features a lot of homeyness. Without being fluff, it personifies summer.





-- RACHEL SIEMENS





DOWNLOAD: "Lolita"
  • Pin It

Latest in Comment

  • This Isn't Normal
  • This Isn't Normal

    America has gone down this road before, and it's a dead end
    • Dec 1, 2016
  • Incendiary Words
  • Incendiary Words

    Trail Mix: Trump's gifts to civics teachers everywhere
    • Dec 1, 2016
  • Fake-News Nightmare
  • Fake-News Nightmare

    The social media dream of the 2000s is fading, but we can reset the system by sticking up for the truth
    • Dec 1, 2016
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat
Planetarium Show: Black Holes

Planetarium Show: Black Holes @ Spokane Falls Community College

Sun., Dec. 4, 3-4 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by n/a

  • Iron Upgrade
  • Iron Upgrade

    The new one is smart and funny and action-packed, and it’s bigger and better and sleeker. And Downey does it again, this time ramping up Stark’s arrogant wisecracking, telling anyone who’ll listen (mostly women) that, via the creation of his powerful Iron Man suit, he’s brought years of uninterrupted peace to the world.
    • May 12, 2010
  • Get Out the Vote
  • Get Out the Vote

    With all the uncertainty in the world these days, hot wings and cold beer are two things we can get behind
    • Nov 9, 2009
  • Seeing Gay
  • Seeing Gay

    A festival showing GLBT from all angles
    • Nov 9, 2009
  • More »

Most Commented On

  • Unfinished Business

    Isaiah Wall wants to get his life on track. But first, he's gotta buy drugs for the police
    • Nov 17, 2016
  • The Scourge of Fake News

    Made-up news stories played a role in the presidential election: Who's to blame?
    • Nov 17, 2016
  • More »

Top Tags in
News & Comment

Briefs


green zone


marijuana


trail mix


election 2016


Readers also liked…

  • To Kill the Black Snake
  • To Kill the Black Snake

    Historic all-tribes protest at Standing Rock is meant to stop the destruction of the earth for all
    • Sep 8, 2016
  • A Persistent Life
  • A Persistent Life

    Scott Reed won more cases than he lost in life, and the beauty of the Coeur d'Alene area has been the beneficiary
    • May 27, 2015

© 2016 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation