MTVU Freshman Five Artists for Fall 2006
NEW YORK (PRWEB) September 16, 2008
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.
The new live show and sound of Shiny Toy Guns will be one of the most dramatic displays of technology and performance ... melting state-of-the-art lighting and video into sound with a stage display of over 12 different instruments. This brings "over the top" to a gentle word used to describe any of their tour dates.
Sep 18 Las Vegas, NV Rio Casino Poolside (21+) 8:00pm Sep 19 Scottsdale, AZ Martini Ranch (all ages) 7:00pm Sep 22 Denver, CO The Marquis Theater (all ages) 8:00pm Sep 24 Seattle, WA Nectar (all ages) 7:00pm Sep 25 Portland, OR Berbati's Pan (all ages) 7:00pm Sep 27 Salt Lake City, UT X96 at USANA Amphitheater (all ages) 8:00pm Sep 28 San Francisco, CA Folsom Street Fair (all ages) 12:00pm Sep 30 Reno, NV Club Underground (all ages) 7:00pm Oct 1 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk (all ages) 7:30pm Oct 2 Fresno, CA The Exit (all ages) 7:00pm Oct 3 San Diego, CA SOMA (all ages) 7:00pm Oct 4 Los Angeles, CA LA Weekly Detour Festival (all ages) 1:00pm Oct 7 Dallas, TX The Loft (all ages) 8:30pm Oct 8 Houston, TX Warehouse Live (all ages) 9:00pm Oct 9 Austin, TX The Parish 9:00pm Oct 17 Palmerton, PA Blue Mtn Ski Area (all ages) 8:00pm Oct 24 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater (all ages) 6:00pm Oct 25 Milwaukee, WI The Rave Bar (all ages) 8:00pm Oct 26 Detroit, MI Magic Stick (all ages) 9:00pm Oct 27 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop (all ages) 8:00pm Check out the band's MySpace page or http://www.shinytoyguns.com.