22 August 2006

Shiny Toy Guns

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.

Listen:
"Le Disko"

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

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

cheap yes
i don't like it
it's gross

nghia said...

i really dig this album, really cheesedick stuff though. but i like that kind of stuff. weird, i bought the same album back in sxsw. funny thing is they're originally from oklahoma or somewhere around there, now they're all LA. nice.

nghia said...

EF, i know you're a depeche mode fan so check out their cover of "Stripped". so-so.

4indie said...

I thought i let you know that
you can listen to Shiny Toy Guns entire new album “We are pilots” on mtvU's the leak:
http://www.mtvu.com/music/the_leak/shiny_toy_guns/

Anjelaxolove06@yahoo.com said...

i think everyone that said these awful things about shiny toy guns, are losers cuz they are the best band ever and i love them but its not my opionion to be commenting on everyone else im just saying i love their album...you can get at me at myspace.com/anjelaxolove

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Anonymous said...

Dalena or whatever her name is-- is a low-life b**tch with nothing better to do than make up repulsive lies about other people.
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I guess it just goes to show that people will say anything about anyone just to get the rumors going and get their own names out there. Too bad her sorry-ass is so damn pathetic.

People like her need help.
Or medication at the very least.

As for STG. They are awesome. They are sincere. And they are clearly well-loved.
Check out their record sales and tour dates if you need proof.
And then go buy the album. You will not be disappointed.

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