While I’d heard of Throw Me the Statue, I really had no plans on hunting down the Seattle band’s new album Creaturesque – until I caught wind of Hi-Fi Goon. Now it’s about the only thing I’m listening to of late.
Something in Hi-Fi Goon just struck me right away. It is only one second short of that magical 2:42 mark. More likely, though, it’s the song’s flawless hooks and splendid pacing. Strains of Built to Spill’s perfectly messy melodies are readily apparent – another plus in my book – but that’s probably not a surprise considering longtime BtS producer Phil Ek oversaw Creaturesque, too. You’ll have a difficult time getting this one out of your head.