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Tuesday's schedule: ► Shiny Toy Guns play a sold-out show at the Echoplex behind their new album "III" (out this week), the quartet's first new material since 2008 and a collection that marks the return of Carah Faye Charnow to the band. MNDR and Of Verona open the show; that's STG's new video for "Fading Listening," above. ► With his new solo album "Dept. of Disappearance" just appearing, Jason Lytle visits the Bootleg Bar, with Sea of Bees opening. ► Expect an announcement this morning from Local more here
Shiny Toy Guns, III (CD)
Shiny Toy Guns’ third album of spunky disco-rock introduces a darker edge to the band, though they retain their fun spirit. Songs like “Somewhere to Hide” and “Waiting Alone” imply loneliness and solitude in their lyrics, but they go for the dancefloor musically, with “Waiting Alone” featuring the boy-girl vocals and romantic longing of a Human League track. Shiny Toy Guns’ Carah Faye Charnow's vocals range from heartfelt to keening, and it’s great to hear her pull back on songs like the shimmering “Carrie,” pulling listeners through ....more at amoeba.com
Shiny Toy Guns have come full circle. The synth-rock quartet, which took off after Oklahoma songwriters/producers Jeremy Dawson and Chad Petree recruited singer Carah Faye Charnow out of high school in Newbury Park, was one of the first big MySpace sensations, their single "Le Disko" eventually becoming omnipresent on rock radio after Indie 103.1 championed it in the middle part of last decade. But amid much drama Charnow departed the band after its debut "We Are Pilots" and moved to Sweden. STG's second album in 2008 was the more guitar-heavy "Season of Poison," featuring Sisely Treasure on vocals. Now, more here
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