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Los Angeles, California, United States (2002 – present)

Shiny Toy Guns is an / band which formed in 2002 in Los Angeles, California, United States. The band consists of Carah Faye Charnow (vocals), Chad Petree (vocals, guitar), Jeremy Dawson (synth, bass) and Mikey Martin (drums).

Chad Petree and Jeremy Dawson grew up in Oklahoma and were involved in previous music projects together, including the soundtrack for the videogame Grand Theft Auto III in 2000 and Cloud2ground. After relocating to Los Angeles, California in 2004, the two recruited vocalist Carah Faye Charnow and drummer Mikey Martin.

Their debut album, We Are Pilots was originally released in January 2005, though versions of the album featuring different cover art and tracklisting would be released later the following year. Three singles were issued: “Le Disko”, “You Are the One” and “Rainy Monday”. We Are Pilots received a Grammy Award nomination on 6 December 2007 in the category of Best Electronic/Dance Album, but lost to The Chemical Brothers.

The band’s second studio album, Season of Poison, was released on 4th November 2008, with Sisely Treasure as vocalist. They have released two singles from their second album: “Ghost Town” and “Ricochet!”.

In 2009, Shiny Toy Guns released “Major Tom”, a Peter Schilling cover.

In 2011, Carah Faye Charnow returned to Shiny Toy Guns. In addition, Daniel Johansson also joined the band on guitar, synth and bass. In March 2011, the band released a new single “The Sun”, available to download for free.

In May 2012 the band announced that Daniel Johansson left the band.


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  • legacystarship

    Glad Carah is back but the new direction sucksssssssssssssssss

    3 Jul 5:35pm Reply
  • iMechanize

    http://www.lastfm.com/group/Electronic+Rock

    27 Jun 7:25pm Reply
  • backlinker

    Six Guns cheat

    29 May 9:44pm Reply
  • Andrew_Klinov

    столько беспонтовых комментариев, буэ

    3 May 10:52am Reply
  • pocketcookies

    I miss the We Are Pilots days of Shiny Toy Guns (and it appears that I'm not alone). I stumbled upon "Next to You" by Oh, Be Clever recently and it reminds me a lot of the We Are Pilots sound so I thought I'd share it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8XrxY3NVRA

    23 Apr 5:09pm Reply
  • My_Sharona

    still in love with this band. <3 [2]

    20 Apr 1:13am Reply
  • forget-my-name

    III <3

    19 Apr 5:05pm Reply
  • gabrielbartz_

    Wow, I was thinking exactly what you guys said above. But only that I'm one of those people who stopped to listen to them after Carah's leaving, and now I feel that her comeback was in such a bad timing since I was used to the idea of a full Versant record.

    27 Mar 1:56am Reply
  • CRAZYBALLIZTIK

    http://www.last.fm/group/Female+fronted+bands A just born group. Whatever the genre and the decade.

    4 Mar 8:13pm Reply
  • thebleachworks

    Season of Poison really killed there viability. It wasn't a bad album but now they have no momentum. III had no chance. [2]

    12 Jan 1:18pm Reply
  • belphegoria

    I think all of their albums are phenomenal.

    3 Jan 12:50am Reply
  • breadysoul

    Unfortunately, I have to agree. There was also too much time, I think, between Season of Poison and III. For a band that has had mainstream recognition, in particular, that's a bad thing that will make more casual listeners forget about their existence. Actually, since Season of Poison didn't garner them much attention overall, it might as well be too much time between We Are Pilots and III.

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • BruDamien

    "We are pilots is awesome, but why did everybody stop listening to their new music ? :\" Because, as Jcool0 said, Season of Poison killed them. Don't get me wrong, I like that album, but it placed STG among other generic rock bands. They had something really special with We Are Pilots, but now the moment is over. Only the fans remain :/

    12 Nov 2013 Reply
  • abfdrumz

    Damn, Jcool0, way to buzzkill. I hope you're wrong (as I imagine you do). Too much good stuff going on here for this to be all.

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Jcool0

    Season of Poison really killed there viability. It wasn't a bad album but now they have no momentum. III had no chance.

    15 Oct 2013 Reply
  • enyenya

    still in love with this band. <3

    19 Sep 2013 Reply
  • elvenhome

    III is my favourite album. :)

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
  • TwelveVacancies

    Can we try and get a recent picture as a main? Almost all of them are old. Vote up this one http://www.last.fm/music/Shiny+Toy+Guns/+images/91947615 or this one http://www.last.fm/music/Shiny+Toy+Guns/+images/91948265.

    31 Jul 2013 Reply
  • silenceawake

    Good question. The quality of their material hasn't really declined. III has everything people liked about We Are Pilots and more. People are just fickle, I guess.

    7 Jun 2013 Reply
  • ZeyadZoz

    We are pilots is awesome, but why did everybody stop listening to their new music ? :\

    3 Jun 2013 Reply
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