Shiny Toy Guns

Shiny Toy Guns

A lot of neo-goth/New Wave quartet Shiny Toy Guns' firepower comes from the group's two lead singers—one male (Chad Petree) and one female (Carah Faye Chadrow). Each boasts a powerful, angsty voice that well-matches the group's goth dance tendencies, which, at times, can product stellar results (see "Le Disko" off the band's 2006-released We Are Pilots).

Often taking the stage with razor-sharp haircuts and heavy makeup, the band does seem to have watched Tony Scott's 1983 film The Hunger one too many times, and their Cure/Bauhaus/David Bowie updates do sometimes come with a streak of post-Marilyn Manson electro-horror. But it still makes for one hell of an adrenaline rush.

Whether this style is maintained on the November-due follow-up to the band's major-label debut is still up in the air; so, too, is whether or not the band will put some of its newer material on display at this show. Although it'd be tough to imagine they won't.


Shiny Toy Guns

Tuesday, October 7, at The Loft

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