You guys know I like to disclose how music comes my way...just in case I'm posting about some big label band that's being pushed by fancy schmancy PR folk, I like you to know. This is one of those instances and you should know that I nearly didn't post about this song. I listened and thought "this is nice, gets me moving but feels cheap...like another Goldfrapp or maybe CSS without the punch...I'm not going to post this". Then I paused the song at about the 1:55 mark and researched to see if anyone else had written about Shiny Toy Guns recently because, well, I was liking the song more than I wanted to admit.
I noticed a write-up on Big Stereo about them that said:
"You might blow off “Le Disko” as your typical Goldfrapp-lite, synth-slicing, electro-pop track. No surprises until at the two minute mark when it breaks down into sweet as candy pop music and then evolves into a sultry, whispery track. Perhaps this could be three songs, but it’s all fused and pushed into one. It works. Totally."Eerie, uh, yeah maybe I should listen to the rest of the song. I did. I like it a lot. Now, your turn. Be sure to give it a chance because it does turn into some sweet '80s style bubble synth-pop around the two minute mark before getting all Madonna meets Garbage around 2:37. Three songs in one indeed. "Le Disko" is the first single off of their album We Are Pilots that comes out on October 17th.
Visit Shiny Toy Guns on MySpace.
See them live:
8/23/06 The Underground Hamilton, Canada
8/24/06 Dirty's Lounge Windsor, Canada
8/25/06 Drake Hotel Toronto, Canada
8/26/06 Lifestyle Communities Pavilion Columbus, OH
8/27/06 The Trocadero Theatre Philadelphia, PA
8/29/06 Stage Nine Bar and Grill Halifax, Canada
8/30/06 The Pavilion Halifax, Canada
8/31/06 River Fire Hall Sydney, Canada
9/1/06 George's Roadhouse Sackville, Canada
9/5/06 Big Bop Concert Hall - The Kathedral Toronto, Canada
9/19/06 Showbox Showroom and Lounge Seattle, WA
9/20/06 Aladdin Theatre Portland, OR
9/21/06 Slim's San Francisco, CA
9/22/06 Underground Cafe Roseville, CA
9/24/06 SOMA San Diego, CA
9/25/06 Henry Fonda Theater Los Angeles, CA
9/27/06 Launchpad Albuquerque, NM
9/29/06 Club Sound Salt Lake City, UT