Who? Shiny Toy Guns are Chad Petree (vocals, synths, guitar, bass), Jeremy Dawson (synths, programming), Carah Faye (vocals), Mikey Martin (drums). Formed in Shawnee, Oklahoma in 2002, the band built a huge MySpace following before signing to Universal and releasing We Are Pilots. They’re currently on tour with Mute Math (read more).

What’s the Deal? We Are Pilots draws on elements of trance, new wave, and indie rock, and the band fire an assault of electronica layered with boy-girl melodies from Petree and Faye. Faye’s vox especially soars on fan-favorite “Le Disko,” and uber-danceable “Don’t Cry Out” and “Your Are The One” have been in heavy rotation on MySpace.

Fun Fact: Half of Shiny Toy Guns have an obsession with extreme weather, returning home to Oklahoma each spring to chase storms and deadly tornadoes across the plains. During Hurricane Rita, the band charged headlong into the storm despite the objections of their manager. TRICIA SUMMERS

Now Hear This: Shiny Toy Guns – “You Are the One” DOWNLOAD MP3

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On the Web: shinytoyguns.com

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