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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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17
Aug
08

with a message from sisely::

SHINY TOY GUNS

DEAR FRIENDS OF THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE….

ITS BEEN A WHILE THAT IVE BEEN HIDING IN THE SHADOWS WAITING TO REVEAL THE SECRETS IVE HELD LIKE A LUMP IN MY THROAT. THE TIME HAS COME… AND THE NEWS HAS COME TO LIGHT!

ITS TRUE. I AM THE NEW GIRL SINGER IN THE BAND SHINY TOY GUNS.
WOW! THATS A RELIEF!

NOW… FOR THE FACTS.

SINCE THERE HAVE BEEN RUMORS FLYING THROUGH SPACE (COMPLETELY NECESSARY AND VALID CONCERNS!) BOTH OUTER AND CYBER, I THOUGHT THAT I SHOULD JUST GO AHEAD AND LET YOU KNOW ABOUT HOW ALL OF THIS HAPPENED!

YOU READY?! HERE IT GOES…. WE START AT THE BEGINNING… A LITTLE HISTORY…
A TIMELINE.

AFTER YEARS OF WORKING AS A DANCER/SINGER/ACTRESS/ENTERTAINER IN LOS ANGELES (OR HOLLYWOOD) I MOVED TO BROOKLYN NY IN 2002.

2002
BIRTH OF COOLER KIDS.
MEMBERS: SISELY TREASURE, KAZ GAMBLE
PRODUCERS/CO-WRITERS: SAM HOLLANDER (NOW KNOWN FOR GYM CLASS HEROS AND MANY OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS), JILL CUNNIFF (LUCIOUS JACKSON), DUKE MUSHROOM (MOONSHINE)
A KOOKY ELECTRO DANCE PROJECT MEANT FOR FUN MAKING LIGHT OF THE DYING SPARK THAT WAS NEW YORKS FLASH ELECTRO-CLASH PHENOMENA.
HANGING WITH LARRY TEE, AVENUE D, TOBEL, CASWELL…
2003
SPRING: COOLER KIDS TOUR WITH ERASURE
SUMMER: COOLER KIDS RELEASE ‘PUNK DEBUTANTE’ ON DREAMWORKS RECORDS
WINTER: DREAMWORKS RECORDS SOLD TO UNIVERSAL NO MORE DREAMWORKS

SISELY AND KAZ MOVE TO LOS ANGELES…

SISELY AND KAZ MEET JEREMY DAWSON THROUGH DJING THE HOLLYWOOD BAR/CLUB SCENE.

2004
BIRTH OF BOYGIRL
PRODUCED/WRITTEN/PERFORMED BY: SISELY TREASURE, KAZ GAMBLE.
SUMMER: FINISH BOYGIRL LP
WINTER: BOYGIRL LIVE LOCAL LOS ANGELES AND SURROUNDING AREAS

SISELY LINKS WITH DAVE AUDE THROUGH SAM HOLLANDER (AFORE MENTIONED IN THE COOLER KIDS)
SISELY AND DAVE AUDE WRITE SEVERAL DANCE AND ROCK TRACKS TOGETHER FROM NOW UNTIL PRESENT!

2005
SPRING: BOYGIRL OPENS FOR SHINY TOY GUNS FOR SEVERAL SHOWS IN LOS ANGELES AND SURROUNDING AREAS
SUMMER:
GUNN METAL GREY (SPAWNED FROM SHINY TOY GUNS): A DANCE CREW CREATED LIKE A BAND OPENING FOR SEVERAL BANDS IN THE LOS ANGELES AND SURROUNDING AREAS.
MEMBERS: LEAH (LAZER BUNNY), MARISA (MINXIE), SISELY (LUCI GLITORIS).
WINTER: BOYGIRL SADLY COMES TO AN END AS KAZ NEEDS TO TAKE CARE OF SOME PERSONAL FAMILY BUSINESS.

2006
I STEP IN AS A REPLACEMENT SINGER IN THE HOLOGRAMS ON TEENACIDE RECORDS.
A LOCAL LOS ANGELES POWER PUNK FUZZ BAND… LETS CALL THIS “SHITS AND GIGGLES” TIME.
I DID NOT WRITE FOR THIS BAND… JUST JOINED AS A FUN PAST TIME AS A FRIEND OF A FRIEND.
SPRING/SUMMER: THE HOLOGRAMS GO ON LITTLE STEVENS UNDERGROUND GARAGE TOUR OPENING FOR BANDS ‘THE SUPERSUCKERS’, ‘THE ROMANTICS’, ‘MOONEY SUZUKI’, ‘PHANTOM PLANET’, ‘THE ZOMBIES’.
SUMMER/WINTER: SISELY QUITS THE HOLOGRAMS (I COULDNT WRITE WITH THESE CHICKS)
THE SEARCH FOR THE NEXT PUSSYCAT DOLL– AUDITIONS AND SHOOTS
–YOU MAY ALL ASK WHY?!? AFTER ALL YOUVE DONE…..?
–I WILL ANSWER YOU WITH THIS– BECAUSE I KNEW I COULD.
–AND I DID! NOW DID I REALLY WANNA BE A PUSSYCAT DOLL…? NO.
–IF YOU KNEW ME, YOU WOULD KNOW MY SARCASM OF THE WHOLE SITUATION.
–EDITING IS A CREATIVE THING… LETS JUST PUT IT THAT WAY SINCE I AM CONTRACTUALLY BOUND TO SAY NO MORE.
–IT WAS A BLAST!

2007
WINTER:WAIT…
SPRING: SFNTPCD AIRS
I MUST WAIT UNTIL THIS IS OVER TO START ANYTHING ELSE.
SUMMER:
SISELY AND THE SAFETY PIN-UPS
MEMBERS: SISELY TREASURE, KRISTIN GLOSSINE, NIC ON THE RIC PEACHFUZZ, AND CLEM BURKE (THATS THE ORIGINAL DRUMMER OF BLONDIE FOLKS!!)
WE RELEASE ‘DO THE ROBOT’ AND ON TEENACIDE RECORDS WHICH SOON HITS LITTLE STEVENS NUMBER 1! UNFORTUNATELY WE DID NO LIVE PERFORMANCES.

SISELY MEETS FRANKMUSIK ON MYSPACE. (HE CHANGED MY LIFE!!!! HES AMAZING) WE GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER CHAT ON THE PHONE ABOUT MUSIC… THEN…. MAKE FUTURE PLANS…

GUNN METAL GREY IS BACK!! NEW PICS NEW SHOWS!! IT WAS CLUB AWESOME.

FALL: SISELY GOES TO LONDON.
SISELY SLEEPS ON FRANKMUSIKS COUCH.
SISELY AND FRANKMUSIK MAKE THE SWEETEST EP EVER MADE IN 2 WEEKS!!
WINTER: SISELY AND FRANKMUSIK SCHEDULE EP RELEASE

2008
SPRING: SISELY MOVES TO LONDON
SISELY AND FRANKMUSIK COMPLETE LP TO RELEASE.
I WILL STOP TALKING ABOUT MYSELF IN THIRD PERSON.

I MOVE TO LONDON, FINISH THE LP WITH FRANKMUSIK AND START SHOPPING AND MEETING LABELS IN THE UK. I GOT A BAND TOGETHER AND SCHEDULED MY SHOWCASE.
1 WEEK BEFORE MY SHOWCASE IN LONDON… I GET A PHONE CALL…
ITS JEREMY DAWSON…………….
“WE NEED YOU” IS WHAT HE TELLS ME.

AT THIS TIME I HAD TO MAKE A BIIIG DECISION TO LEAVE WHAT I HAD GOING IN LONDON…. TO BE IN AN AWESOME BAND WITH MY DEAR FRIENDS AND FAVORITE MUSIC!!
WOW WHAT A DECISION TO MAKE.
WELL, YOU CAN SEE WHAT THE OUTCOME IS NOW…
THE REST IS…… WELL

FUTURE.

AND THATS ALL OF IT IN A NUTSHELL…. OR IN A LONG BLOG.
EITHER WAY… ITS THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER.

SO THE RUMORS CAN NOW BE DONE-FER.

SO YEAH. TALK TO ME… I WILL BE HERE UNTIL WE GET CRAZY BUSY… WHICH WILL BE VERY SOON…..

XX
SISELY*

16
Aug
08

Shiny Toy Guns official release: Ricochet! to sattelites, confirm new singer, unofficial release dates.

UPDATE: Sisely’s own response is here.

So below is the latest myspace bulletin from Shiny Toy Guns (yeah, I know lately LECOMPLEX has been almost exclusive to Shiny Toy Guns… interesting, we’ll see where this takes us).

Anyhow essentially they have confirmed Sisley Treasure as their new singer and have marked the release of the new single.

Release Dates:

Season of Poison: November 4, 2008

Ricochet! single: September 2, 2008

SHE’S IN YOUR HEAD. ready ? NOTICE.

lets think back … or we will and you can just listen and remember.

in march of 2004 Chad and I wrote some music .. .. we decided to put some
of the tunes up on this social networking site called “myspace”,
actually on a personal profile because at the time there were no music
profiles and Tom had not even started messing with it yet.

Back then you could write Tom and he was just hanging out at his house –
and he would write you back and come see your band play down the street.

and we weren’t sure what would happen.

At the time we had just began to settle in with who our band was to be
for a while, our new drummer and new singer had been with us just for a
few months.

and we weren’t sure what would happen.

let me tell you what happened.

You,
the people behind you,
the people in the front of you …
to your left, and to your right : :

they embraced what we were trying to project.

_ _

they projected what we were trying to embrace.

and a new sound … a new sight … a new way of approach began.

an approach centered around destroying the space that separates artist
from listener.

an artist should be no further away from some one listening than a mother
to her child.

together we can destroy both.

so

TOGETHER .. we did some great things.

TOGETHER we made milestones that bands 200 times our size could not equal.

TOGETHER we traveled the world ..

and,
we listened to you,
when you asked us to come see you in alaska.

we drove there.

we listened to you …
when your friend was really sick. as in, cancer sick.

we went to her bedside.

we played in the parking lot …
when the venue refused to let all ages in to a 21+ venue.

when an accident happened ..
we went there on purpose.

and we listened to you ..
when the baby was born.
:)

and again,
when he left you.

Today is Friday, August 15th, 2008.

It is not March 14th, 2004.

TODAY you will feel just a tiny piece of a new fire that has consumed this
band.

TODAY … she RICOCHETS !

and you will notice.

and today …

(cold shatters the sky)

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

__ _______________ __

ladies and gentleman, boys and girls.

4 years later :)

we proudly present to you,

a new sound.

a new song.

a new shinys.

RICOCHET! is our first single …

SEASON OF POISON is our new album .

SISELY TREASURE is the new voice alongside the sound we call Chad

and

lets do this .

TIME TO REGULATE like warren g.

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move and slide :

this is the new sound of shiny toy guns for today.

tomorrow will bring things to levels that you will just need to feel;

without discussion.

SATELLITES your free copy comes early.

OTHERS READING THIS
your copy of “ricochet!” comes next week. on us.

POCATELLO IDAHO.

we are coming to play live in your town and hang out.

SHINYS:

RICOCHET!

notice .

the forecast for the next year ::

severe.

because this is a season of poison.

love you guys

___
shinys.

12
Aug
08

So Carah left voluntarily: Nope… maybe?

EDIT: The reveal of the new singer and track name is here.

Okay so here’s the deal, all that stuff about Carah leaving the band for personal reasons was a bit of an assumption. It doesn’t sound at all like Carah ever had the choice to stay.

Apparently this is from Carah herself:

IT WAS NOT MY CHOICE TO LEAVE STG. Its all very painful for me but, I will always continue to do music and have already started a new group. Music is my life and I will always do it.
The rumors that I quit or that I left to marry are completely false and it would mean a lot to me if you would correct anyone saying that.

However, (and I certainly hope I’m not fueling the fire here… maybe it’s time i bite my tongue) this little tidbit also apparently came from Shiny Toy Guns’ myspace:

From: shiny toy guns
Date: Aug 11, 2008 5:24 PM

[Carah] doesn’t want to be in our band or she would still be with us, thats a bottom line. finding a new singer is quite difficult and a real test for us

So that’s that, and all very confusing. Here we have Carah’s story and soon we should have the rest of the band’s story. Due to the early jump in the story from Jeremy’s post, since we don’t have any details and especially since Carah’s and Jeremy’s words are a bit contradicting, I’d like to point out that it is still far too early to say she was kicked out of the band or not, or even to draw any conclusions.

I’d like to state firmly that at this point there is nothing to substantiate jumping to any conclusions as to whether or not Carah is no longer in the band as her decision, or others or why she is no longer in the band. Furthermore, as Shiny Toy Guns has the right to explain their situation, Carah also has the right to explain hers. Both deserve nothing but respect.

Since Carah is saying the rumors aren’t true instead of substantiating personal information, I guessed it would be okay to share this information.

Stay-tuned, impact is due.

10
Aug
08

Shiny Toy Guns:: prepare a release.

More information from Shiny Toy Guns on Season of Poison-

This bulletin posted Aug 9, 2008 2:14 PM from the band’s US and UK myspace gives a few more release details.

In summary:

  • their first song will be released online from Manhattan Monday night.
  • a date with Mars Volta, Cut Copy and Datarock in downtown Los Angeles.
  • Turn to Real Life is getting an update!
  • Satellite members (street team) will be the first to receive the new single (by e-mail)
  • the new band member will be revealed the following Monday
  • the new song could be called Impact (or Jeremy just likes saying the word impact, but usually he drops these kind of clues)

Finally, I pulled this from the Shiny Toy Guns fan board, the time of the release is tentatively 7:00 pm from New York.

Here’s the full post:

drama! i feel like i have a crazy girlfriend again.

why are we all so bored all the time?

_ ___________ _

AS PROMISED :

2 days left until impact. sorry, IMPACT.

AS PROMISED :

our first born goes online for you.

monday night. NEW YORK time.

We missed this place by the way, there is nothing like Manhattan.

monday night equals our first new song : )

_ _______________ _

we love bullet points.
they are meant to be shot :

: : ANDY WALLACE. you should wiki him, he is our new friend and the person mixing our new album. He looks like Sean Connery.

: : FLEET FOXES. you should buy this album . The return of SEATTLE bands is upon the UK right now. America is next.

: : SASHIMI. is completely addicting.

: : DETOUR FESTIVAL. mars volta. shiny toy guns. cut copy. datarock. outdoors. downtown los angeles. get your hair did for this one please; oct 4.

: : TURNED TO REAL LIFE. old skool fans? wait till you hear our 2008 version ..

: : WE ARE BACK. just wanted to say that.
Thank you for waiting:)

: : PETERBOROUGH. is currently our favourite english city because of our friends.

tonight we ride.
did you know ice cube is trying to come back?

: : SEASON ONE.. :THE FALL.

a tour of intimacy.

lets organize this into an outline for you .

a.
purposely::

.
the small underground room in your town.

.
quietly promoted so its just you and your friends.

.
we will try to blow up the sound system nightly.

.
we will demand that the ticket price is low.

.
sold out? we will hold some tickets each show.

-and walk outside and give them away.

.
none of us wear crocs. they all must be destroyed.

_ ____________ _

: : SATTELITES : you know who you are.

check your email when you have a chance,

because SOON you will have our first single before anyone else can buy it anywhere in the world.

its going to be a while, but october will bring the darkness soon.

SEASON OF POISON is soon. a new entire shinys album we have furiously been painting.

don’t forget to write –

and tell us your take on our new children as they are born.

and someone new to meet one week from impact. umm … IMPACT.
:)

from the lower east side : :

narrow your eyes.

J : STG:SOP:2008

If you’ve read this far, there’s a reward for you. You know how I said that Finale/Reprise was the last thing Carah worked on with Shiny Toy Guns? Well Carah has already been featured in a track by Spookey Ruben (I have no idea how long ago this was made). I don’t quite think the song does Carah justice, but it’s nice to hear something from her outside of the band.

PS: I like the concept of these fan-art Season of Poison CD covers. Shiny Toy Guns: Digital and Analog, Flushing it Out: computer generated fonts and analog ink on paper with water damage. There is some nice minimalistic symmetry happning there.

Also, check out how Carah explained that she didn’t leave the band by choice here.

08
Aug
08

Carah’s story:: “Let’s clarify! Shall we? “

UPDATE: Information on the new singer’s identity, her previous work and the new song is here (yes, we have her name).

I didn’t want to do a second Shiny Toy Gun post immediately after my first post ever, however, I’d say this deserves its own.

Today Carah put up a myspace bulletin to clarify some things about leaving the band.

The rumors that I am no longer in Shiny Toy Guns are true. But, the rumors that I have quit are completely false. The boys have decided to go on without me.

I’m severely crushed, but severely hard to knock down. I’m slaving over a new project in Sweden that will hopefully take me above where I’ve been before. I promise only bigger and better things. And more details will come soon. Your love and support is so important to me. Please write me with any questions.

Love
Carah

Since those words are strictly professional, I figure it would be okay to post it.
So once and for all, Carah will no longer be with Shiny Toy Guns, but is starting a new project in Sweden. However, since there has been no official statement from the band, anything other than exactly what Jeremy or Carah has said so far is only speculation. We don’t know if she was “kicked out” or not for sure. Essentially, right now there are two sides to this story; you can read what Jeremy originally said about Carah leaving here, and Carah’s most recent words here.

That means the last thing Carah worked on with Shiny Toy Guns was their cover of Finale/Reprise for the new Nightmare Before Christmas album. This video was the bands intro to their last tour date of We Are Pilots at the Wiltern. The song in the background is their version of Finale Reprise.

EDIT: More information on the pending Shiny Toy Guns release is here.