Posted by tb4

MOKB turned me onto the new CD from Shiny Toy Guns. I was a little apprehensive when I first started listening to the CD. After the first couple of songs I was hooked to the very 80s synth-pop sounds that comes from the new CD due out on Oct. 17th. We Are Pilots is a fun CD that pulls you in with its techno feel beats, and keeps you hooked with very indie rock lyrics. My favorite songs are the ones that involve Carah Faye Charnow, she has a great voice that compliments not only the music but Gregori Chad Petree's voice as well. All in all it is a very nicely put togetherr CD, Also We Are Pilots has songs that have cross platform appeal, not only for those indie rockers but the mass public. We shall see, and hope, if any major radio stations actually put them on the air though.

Oct 9 2006 8:00P Oklahoma City, OK BRICKTOWN BALLROOM
Oct 10 2006 7:00P Little Rock, AR REVOLUTION MUSIC ROOM with mutemath
Oct 11 2006 7:00P Tulsa, OK CAINS BALLROOM with mutemath
Oct 12 2006 9:00P San Antonio, TX THE VENUE.
Oct 13 2006 7:00P Dallas, TX GYPSY BALLROOM with mutemath
Oct 14 2006 7:00P Houston, TX NUMBERS with mutemath
Oct 15 2006 6:00P Austin, TX STUBBS with mutemath.
Oct 17 2006 8:00P Tallahassee, FL BIG DADDYS
Oct 19 2006 7:00P Norfolk, VA THE NORVA. with mutemath
Oct 20 2006 8:00P Charlottesville, VA STARR HILL with mutemath
Oct 21 2006 7:00P Raleigh/Carrboro, NC CATS CRADLE with mutemath

The band began with Jeremy Dawson and Gregori Chad Petree in 2002. Both had known each other for years and worked together on previous music projects such as Cloud2ground and Slyder. After these projects, they went into hiding for a couple years but continued making music together – ultimately morphing into their current sound. Carah Faye Charnow (vocals) and Mikey Martin (drums) both joined the band in 2004.

The band quickly gained popularity locally in California as well as on the Myspace web site. In early 2005 they independently released their first album We Are Pilots. They began touring across America that summer and had several different labels interested in signing them. They re-recorded and independently released We Are Pilots in November 2005, with a revised track list. They continued to tour extensively and were cautious about getting into a record contract until they could get exactly what they wanted. Finally, in June 2006, they signed to Universal Records. (source)