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Violet Isle, Pillar Point and Scorpion Warrior

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Valentine's (map) Downtown
Tue., April 29, 9 p.m. 2014 21+

In 2007, Scott Reitherman released an album called Moonbeams under the unwieldy band name Throw Me the Statue. Snappy and sparkling with melody, it is one of the great indie-pop records of the past decade. Reitherman followed it up with a solid sophomore effort called Creaturesque in 2009, played a bunch of shows, and then sort of disappeared. Now we know why. Pillar Point is Reitherman's new project, a couple years in the making, and it finds him dabbling in electronic pop that has been likened to M83 and Washed Out. Those aren't ridiculous comparisons, but the truth is Pillar Point sounds like Throw Me the Statue, except with synths in place of guitars and a noticeably more melancholy point of view. Still there: Reitherman's irrepressible instinct for pop-craft. Dude's got hooks for days, and it's good to hear 'em again, no matter how they're delivered. BEN SALMON

Valentine's

232 SW Ankeny, Portland, OR 97204
503-248-1600
Hours: Daily 5pm-2:30am
http://www.valentineslifeblood.blogspot.com/

Venue Hours
  • Daily 5pm-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Tue., April 29, 9 p.m. 2014
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