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28
Feb
10

MOVED and New Things

So since the launch of Season of poison I’ve been virtually silent. Here’s the deal, although I like what the album does on a lot of songs, and it connects from song to song, it’s totally divergent to We Are Pilots, and I can never stand listening to Ghost Town. Anyhow they also released Girls Le Disko, which has a version of Rocketship that makes it sound even more pop-y which although catchy is also not what I listen to them for.

Still no signs of skywarnedyou.com or seasonofpoison.com (the “docu-drama”)

Anyhow, I will be on the web from now on here: http://soulsofsolace.tumblr.com/

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06
Oct
08

Be the first to hear “Money for That” by Shiny Toy Guns off Season of Poison.

Don’t say I don’t love you, I give you the Season of Poison track list, 2 updates, and a clip of a very early version of their new song.

The track list

1 When Did This Storm Begin
2 Money For That
3 I Owe You A Love Song
4 Ghost Town
5 It Became A Lie On You
6 Ricochet!
7 Season Of Love
8 Poison
9 Blown Away
10 Turned To Real Life
11 Frozen Oceans

The Updates:

its evening in san diego. again tonight is sold out.

http://tour.shinytoyguns.com is where you must go in order to not miss out …

Look inside our new record just for a few seconds …

http://vimeo.com/1876926

season of poison won’t be available until 11:04:08.

tomorrow is one month away …. and very soon we will have the ability to
offer
pre-orders.

LOS ANGELES IS FOR LOVERS.

and detour festival is NOW.

get your tickets here : :

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/090040f5e6a1735b

_ ____

ricochet!.

and you will notice. in a few days .

our latest music video is complete:)

its ace.

more soon … tomorrow is one month away from injection.

soon.. the season of poison.

november 4th 2008.

love

shinys

The other update:

SEASON OF POISON

Release Date: 11:04:08 – November 04, 2008
Label:UNIVERSAL MOTOWN

Synopsis
“Season of Poison” is the highly anticipated sophomore album from Shiny Toy Guns. The album is the follow up to their critically acclaimed Grammy nominated debut record We Are Pilots which was released in 2006. The band spent the better half of 2 years on and off the road progressing their dance/rock and electronic roots. Once again producing the album by themselves, founding members Chad Petree (vocals, guitar) and Jeremy Dawson (synthesizer, bass) used 2008 technology to marry dynamic late-70’s style synthesizer programming with face-erasing stoner rock; gently spreading this over layer upon layer of ethnic and tribal rhythms. Not to mention their keen pop sense in lyrics and arrangement have collided with the legendary mixing abilities of super-engineer Andy Wallace to create a completely new color in the future-forward musical spectrum. The first single off of Season Of Poison is “Ricochet”, a heavy rhythmic guitar laden song already being heard on radio stations across the nation.

Season of Poison marks an evolution for the band not only sonically but in the band dynamics as well. Sisely Treasure from the band Cooler Kids replaced departed vocalist Carah Faye Charnow who left the group this past summer to pursue other interests. Dawson explains, “We moved forward with our initial choice for co-lead singer of the band in 2002, longtime friend Sisely Treasure. At that time she was still locked into her Dreamworks Records deal with her former project Cooler Kids and we were not able to professionally move forward with her. So we have returned to the exact original idea and lineup that Shiny Toy Guns was meant to be.” With a new singer who is also now a writing partner to Petree and Dawson, Treasure brings in whole new complimentary perspective to the band. The result is a hard rocking, groove shaking album that will appeal to die hard Shiny Toy Guns fans and new ones alike.

The mercurial foursome (which also includes Mikey Martin on drums), has been described as everything from ‘glam-goth-new wave-chic’ to ‘electronic mash-up with a dance floor destroyer,’ thanks to their riveting breakthrough single “Le Disko” which topped the charts in 2006. The playful dance-anthem permeated radio and clubs, was featured in advertisements for Motorola and Apple and was a single of the week on iTunes’ playlist. The band also was a “MTVU Freshman Five Artists for Fall 2006” as well as a MTV and MTV2 Discover and Download artist. They appeared on several television shows such as The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live. The positive attention and legendary live shows led to an incredible accolade for the band, a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Album this past year.

Finally, remember track number 2?

Want to hear it?

Well hear is a very, very early version dug up from the grave curtesy of the band’s fan forum.

Money For That

Other early songs by Chad Petree (guitar + vocals) :

Emily

and

If Love is Blind

(from 37 Records)

UPDATE:

Thanks for commenting guys, you’re right Jared I did forget something.

Looks like a storm cloud and two angels? Not as jaw-dropping as we are pilots… personally I think they should’ve used this instead:

But I guess it’s not official until it’s on the shelves.

I checked out the links provided from Zelda, they’re legit you just need to sign up.

Here’s the full version of Money For That

The Turn to Real Life given is really old (still has Ursula Vari) there is also a Carah Faye version.

24
Sep
08

Season of Poison:: Details

So here is a short summary of Season of Poison to date:

Release date –  November 11, 2008

First track – “When did this storm begin?”

Single – “Ricochet!”  (Ghost Title: Nudity)

Others:

-Blown Away

-Love / Season of Love

-Lost to the Sky (unconfirmed)

Other ghost titles included: Shittles, Golden Shower, and Biggins.

Also Jeremy is doing some vocoder vocals live and the Ricochet single has been deilevered to radio stations.

21
Sep
08

NEW SONG-Frozen Oceans::NEW VIDEO-Shocking Holiday::NEW PICTURES-Season of Poison

New Pictures. New Song. New Video. Shiny Toy Guns – Season of Poison

The pictures are very Shiny Toy Guns and Benjy Russell with a new angle. Some of them are really good, others have been done before and aren’t very interesting. As for the song it’s a welcomed change from “Ricochet!”.

I’m loving the new sound they’ve developed for the album it’s very unreal and their pictures look rather horror show. The “Shocking Holiday” video is another 30 second clip with a dancer dressed all in black and a longer preview of another new song.

Finally, the Ricochet! video should be posted soon.

the outside is hot. its the albuquerque way.

how is everyone? is this just another weekend?

it should never be just another weekend.

live your life … don’t just feed and watch a world go by that wouldn’t

make sense without you a part of it .

ODESSA TEXAS:

we are coming back at a different time when the promoter is given a fair

shot to promote his event.
show is not cancelled, just being moved to a

more realistic

date for all of us.

look :

shocking holiday.

ALL THINGS NEW FROM SHINY TOY GUNS.

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finally.

everyone has had this happen : you meet and fall in love.
but that

person lives incredibly far away.

impossibly far away. either literally, or in another sense.

10,000 miles apart a frozen ocean joins our hearts. …

here on this player is FROZEN OCEANS, another brand new song from our new

album SEASON OF POISON …

released on 11:04:08.

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finally.

LOOK at us now.
for the first time in 2008, go to our picture section ..

an entire new world of art-driven photography

by our master of creatives BENJY RUSSELL.

now as you listen, you can watch the transformation into a season of poison.

and these are just but a few…many more images coming soon.

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SHOWS COMING NEXT. albuquerque. denver. seattle.

seattle is sold out so we hear.
you have to get these tickets early so

this won’t happen to those who want to join us.

the intimate fall. this tour is alive now.

__________________

PRAYERS.
for the families of those who passed away in the recent tragic

accident that affected some friends of ours

TRAVIS BARKER and DJ AM.

A plane crash has left them badly burned while other passengers and crew

lost their lives.

Accidents happen to all of us : no matter how careful.

so we should carefully spend time with people in case.

see you live soon,

J

shinys.

Lyrics:

I can’t sleep
I’ve lost the urge to sing
where’d you go?
I said ooooo-ooooo
no one’s left a friend
the cost of ill pretend
I need you now …
I said oooo-ooooo

chrous

ten thousand miles apart
a frozen ocean joins our hearts
I can’t wait
to meet you when
the frozen waves meet ocean floors
you’ll be standing on the shore
I can’t wait
to meet you then

I still dream
but what can i believe
lost again
i said ooo-ooooo
frozen shapes to bend
impossible sets in
still alone
I said ooo-ooooo

16
Sep
08

promised a song, delivered a video clip:: SHOCKING how the evidence lands.

Might as well keep up the trend here, a new bulletin was posted from Shiny Toy Guns.

Instead of the Season of Love song, we get this tine clip of a video part 2. It looks good but it’s no new song.

By the way, what is up with the due date of 14 months?

on this holiday …

it became, a lie, on you. from Shiny Toy Guns on Vimeo.

clocks are 11:04:08. west coast you are trying on clothes. doing homework.

staring at your children. staring in your mirror.

+ east coast you are reeling from a monday that is not good. for anyone.

even if you are in the bug collecting business today in new york was tough.

nevermind that. things happen and they bring change. in order for life to live there must be that which is uncomfortable.

_ _ _ _ _

q and a.

question one >

how many of you can properly pronounce norfolk?

not enough. learn this town. its a magical place. the south is beautiful, its music, and its people.

question two >

Have you ever been to the state of Maine? the second you think the small little corner of america is full of beards and fishing boats is when you trip over your own quick judgement. Their hardcore scene could fight buffalo’s for many rounds. Orange County would have to call the 805 area code to bail them out. Maine radio and blogs are small, on point and underground. Their scene is tight, together and they love music.
respect:)

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: : SEASON ONE. the intimate fall.

tickets are on sale everywhere for our tour. if you do not know if we are coming, just look close on our profile.

HTTP://WWW. SHINYTOYGUNS. COM/TOUR

click and click.. its all there.

you want to hear most of the new album? how about live. its much louder.

of course,

we will play most of all of our music from we are pilots as well.

RICOCHET! …. the video?

just wait:) days.

RICOCHET! …. the remix? his name is Brian.

or as we all like to call him, BT.

are you english ? perfect.
Because KISSY SELL OUT is also remixing ricochet!

get this : our album will be finished in 3 hours. 14 months later, and in 3 hours.

and in about 7 weeks, on 11 04 08,

born.

STG:SOP.

the season of poison is soon.

see you on tour.

shinys.

It appears that they finally have a decent mailing list going as I finally got an email through some third party (not Satellites) and guess what it links to? The old video that was released a week ago.

EDIT: Another bulletin just popped up; a call to action.

Everything desert.

The open skies of arizona in the fall are the most beautiful displays of

100,000 volts of electricity in the world.

The music of this massive state is nothing less shocking than this.

Those who call themselves true zoni’s .. ..

we have an opening in the phoenix area.

Who should we ask? Who is amazing.

Who deserves the gig?

Write us now. If its your band, than so be it.

Not in a band? Tell us who.

We told you we would put up a new song on 12 sept but we finished

something we thought you should hear first.

In a few days you will hear our interpretation of what it sounds like to freeze

an entire ocean …

And on 11:04:08

You will have the sound of a season of poison.

Because today, on the 16th of september, on broadway between 21st and

22nd street in new york city, new york, at exactly 5:25 pm eastern standard

time,

Our 2nd child was born.

season of poison is complete.

Over 16 months in the making, our greatest effort is finished.

See you soon on the road:)

As well as a bit of an explanation, not much, but it’s a start.

07
Sep
08

Who Called It? A Tour, A Remix Site, A Single, & A Video. Shiny Toy Guns

More information from Shiny Toy Guns – we have a sneak preview video, the impending Ricochet video, a new single next Friday to be released referred to as “Season of Love”, tour information, and the iTunes release of Ricochet.

More myspace bulletins from the band:

SUBJECT: MASSIVE bulletin tonight 11:04:08 pm EST

tons of news tonight.

tons like the overall weight of 20,000 cement trucks, all left in neutral at the top of hill barreling towards you at
over 100 MPH fully loaded with liquid concrete.

stay tuned HERE at 11:04:08 pm EST

TONIGHT .

c-you there

All I have to say now is who called it? Yeah I was right about that remix site coming up.

salute!

it is 11:04:08PM eastern time.

lets get into this there is much to talk about today.

we start with ONE : SEASON ONE.

the intimate fall.

the tour is now avail.

this is the first day of the rest of our lives.

INJECTION time.

sound off please :

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18 SEPT WE ARE LAS VEGAS.

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19 SEPT WE ARE SCOTTSDALE.

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21 SEPT WE ARE ALBUQUERQUE.

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22 SEPT WE ARE DENVER.

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24 SEPT WE ARE SEATTLE.

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25 SEPT WE ARE PORTLAND.

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26 SEPT WE ARE POCATELLO.

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27 SEPT WE ARE SALT LAKE CITY.

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28 SEPT WE ARE SAN FRANCISCO.

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30 SEPT WE ARE RENO.

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now there’s two:

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01 OCT WE ARE SACRAMENTO.

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02 OCT WE ARE FRESNO.

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03 OCT WE ARE SAN DIEGO.

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04 OCT WE ARE LOS ANGELES.

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07 OCT WE ARE DALLAS.

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08 OCT WE ARE HOUSTON.

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09 OCT WE ARE AUSTIN.

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11 OCT WE ARE ORLANDO.

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12 OCT WE ARE FT. LAUDERDALE.

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13 OCT WE ARE JACKSONVILLE.

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14 OCT WE ARE ATHENS.

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15 OCT WE ARE ATLANTA.

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17 OCT WE ARE PALMERTON.

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19 OCT WE ARE PHILADELPHIA.

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21 OCT WE ARE NEW YORK CITY.

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23 OCT WE ARE CHICAGO.

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24 OCT WE ARE MINNEAPOLIS.

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25 OCT WE ARE MILWAUKEE.

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26 OCT WE ARE DETROIT.

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27 OCT WE ARE CLEVELAND.

more: like BOSTON. SPRINGFIELD. KANSAS CITY. TULSA. OKLAHOMA CITY.

NORFOLK. EL PASO. LUBBOCK soon.

DARKNESS soon. 11:04:08.

okay.
tickets?

you must remember we are doing this tour very intimately.
very small

rooms. very loud rooms.

tickets are not expensive and will not be around long at all.

do this to find them :

use our RSS feed.
link

directly on your computer from now on you can find out where we are, where

we are going, and when we are coming to you.

or you can simply click here : http://www. shinytoyguns. com/tour

>>

INJECTION soon …

in a short amount of time

something that you have never seen before virally will become the

threshold of communication between shiny toy guns and the two eyes reading

this copy right this very second.

in a short amount of time

imagine the ability to write and create your own music using pieces of

ours or all originally your own while sharing words, melodies and drawings

with other like minded creative people that may even look exactly like

you.

in a sort amount of time

individual MICRO-sites that are deeper, wider and more loaded with content

and activity than entire search engine queries will appear for EACH

INDIVIDUAL SONG on our new album.

Where you can download things never available before.

Discuss things you didn’t think of before.

Because it was before.

Thinking now this time.

Thinking forward to new places this time.

in a short amount of time

there will be

shinytoyguns. com .

and you can move in whenever you want there is plenty of room inside for all.

>>

there is one numeric poison arrow pointing to everything blown away.

SEASON OF POISON will officially narrow eyes on november 4th 2008.

this is 11:04:08. this is the hour of ours.

and this, everyone, is another gift for you :

POISON : from Shiny Toy Guns on Vimeo.

MOV Download Quicktime version
1280×720, 150.
43MB

much more than this coming. including the new music video for RICOCHET! .

its very punishing and completely shiny toy guns.

________________________________

still more to talk about … there is so much to talk about! why isn’t

there more time?

for more intimacy.

listen on friday night september 12th at 11:04:08PM….

we are going to open the eyes of another new song for you.

This one’s a girl.

Her name is SEASON OF LOVE.

>> >> >>

this is an ALERT.
you have to pay attention to THIS NEW BAND :

paper route.

go HERE when you are finished reading.

http://www. myspace. com/paperroute

Like in the next 5 minutes you will find something you have been looking

for since last year. Like your car keys you had to replace.
Your

boyfriend you had to replace.

This is one amazing band. Our fav right now.

:: :: ::: ::::::::::::

lets talk about the WEATHER.
because at 11:04:08 PM things are quieter

than they were a few hours ago.
New Jersey will have dried up bit, and

all of the northeastern seaboard is settling into bed, safe from a serious

outclash of tornadic cells spawned from the dying hurricane hanna.

Flooding is probably the most serious thing at this point.
All is clear

everywhere else for right now, with nothing serious en route for days.

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RICOCHET ! is now out.
our first single and first release from the new

album is now avail everywhere on line … Itunes, and whatnot.
simply run

a search .

have your hands ever hurt from typing?

love you.

shinys

Someone should tell them their tour page, QuickTime link, and RSS feed are broken. ( I think i fixed the QT for ya though ;] )

Also, congratulations on making it this far. I hear there is a new group photo with our new band member.

The links are fixed and the image can be seen at the top of this post.

29
Aug
08

A shiny new message:: FREE MUSIC. and 11:04:08pm. tonight.

So Ricochet is free until 11:04 PM (why so serious specific?).

He also links to the message from Sisely.

good morning america : how was the democratic convention last night?

we were in the studio working on the first song on the new album called “When did this storm begin?” …

missed the whole thing. Except heard the token Bruce Springsteen song from the other room.
Didn’t Reagan use that ?

LISTEN : : :

RICHOCET! our first single is FREE for you. its sitting right here on our profile.

But our record company is going to remove this option from us at exactly 11:04pm tonight.

We want all of you to have the opportunity to take the song and keep it for your own without having to buy it.

And if you like the song take advantage of this situation before its gone, just pass the word along to your friends that today is the final day of the free download .. its very difficult when you are signed to a record company to just give away music and we want to maximize the fact that legally we can just share music with all of you.

so click on the box here on our profile, tell everyone you know that they have the opportunity to do the same before the song disappears into the itunes world of $0.99 a song.

its all over at 11:04pm … so the roman candles need to fire as soon as you can light them.

excitement.

for this tour.

SEASON ONE.
THE INTIMATE FALL :

we decided to deliberately choose the smallest rooms we could possibly fit all of our equipment into at first ..

because we are revealing LIVE all of the new songs of our new baby album plus all of our favorites from the first one.

BEFORE the album comes out.

because hot sticky clubs are just sexy as hell.

makeup running everywhere.

hands in the air.

so loud your heart seems to move all over the room in a motion that echos down the block.

sound off new cities please :

dallas. houston. austin. pocatello idaho. ft. lauderdale. orlando. cleveland. detroit. milwaukee. twin cities.

HONG KONG soon. the finest china.

NEWS:

MGMT continues to baffle us as to how there could not be a more perfect album.

NEWS:

stuart price is producing the new killers album. remember that amazing remix of Mr. Brightside? imagine an entire album of such ..

killer.

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OUR FANS WHO ARE WONDERING.

RICOCHET! is rocketing across america on the radio. so many of you have loved and supported it .

SO >>>> questions from some of you?

look here and think really hard : : :

imagine an amazing pie,
something your grandmother would make.

imagine it full of color and flavor, of all types,
thousands of shades and a thousand tastes.

Ricochet! is 1/14th of this pie,
one razor sharp slice.

representing one part
individually
of a whole
that is the equal of many parts.

did any of you really think, honestly, that we wrote an entire album that sounds exactly the same?

go listen to we are pilots and re-discover chad and I’s style of writing.

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Or that we just decided to throw away electronica for a screaming guitar?

We now use 6 synthesizers on stage. our show looks like the inside of a space shuttle.

patience child :)

a season of poison is soon.

its hard to keep from peeing on ourselves we are so excited about it.

that was weird I probably should have kept that one to myself.

love you guys so much.

oh and you want to know sisely? know things? maybe say hello?

go .

http://blog. myspace. com/index. cfm?fuseaction=blog. view&friendID=268042198&blogID=424856433

J : shinys.