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.
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.