Two weekends from now, electro-rockers Shiny Toy Guns appear at the nifty new Club Nokia. They’ve come a long way since their early demos garnered attention in 2005 while the band was stewing in LA’s underground and generating buzz via myspace.
While their hit single “Le Disko” (last.fm) was a sexy, nuanced call to arms (and to the dancefloor) from the heart of an underage robot, their new(ish) single “Ricochet” (last.fm) has all the roaring velocity of a straight-up rock stadium classic on overdrive. There’s a palpable change.
Amidst bandmember switcharoos and the almost-inevitable loss-of-cabin-pressure the occurs when a small, green band gets signed & shot into the stratosphere, they’ve kept writing & hung tight. The result is a new album, “Season of Poison,” that is technically stronger than–if lacking the home-run kismet–of “We Are Pilots,” their first album.
We have more than tickets to give away–one grand prize winner will get a pair of tickets, access to the exclusive VIP lounge (21+) with meet & greet, a copy of their latest CD “Season of Poison” and an autographed Shiny Toy Guns-Goldenvoice poster. Saweeeet. Check behind the jump for how to win.
Ok, so I’m gonna make this a little harder than usual, since our grand prize is so bitchen’.
To win tickets & qualify for the grand prize, I want you to go here, to their 2006 tour diary on billboard.com. I want you to read a little bit and then write up your own version of one of their posts, but include yourself in it–like, “We were in Cincinnati when this crazy girl got backstage! She kept yelling how she’d driven all the way from LA eating only Red Vines the whole way! And she had blue hair.”
See? Now you!
OR tell us your story via Seesmic, by recording straight from your computer.
You can write it, print it, & read it to us like spoken word via Seesmic, or you can actually narrate the story as though you were just telling your pals about your adventure. It’s all up to you!
May the best Shiny Toy Guns diarist win!