Starting off with clinking drums, languid synths and vocals sung in a distracted, seemingly detached falsetto reminiscent of James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, “Echoes,” the latest single from Scott Reitherman’s latest project, Pillar Point is a bit of ethereal and melancholy electro pop that deals with themes of heartbreak, loneliness, aging and isolation in an increasingly connected world. 

Interestingly, Reitherman’s work as Pillar Point is a sonic departure for the man best known for his work in indie pop band Throw Me the Statue; in fact, Reitherman has publicly expressed an interest in electronica because of “the feeling of catharsis you can experience through dance.” And in some way, it feels perfectly natural.