Shiny Toy Guns ‎– III

Five Seven Music ‎– FSM 680
CD, Album

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1 Somewhere To Hide
Written-By – C.Faye*
2 Waiting Alone
Written-By – C.Petree*, J.Dawson*
3 Carrie
Written-By – C.Faye*, C.Petree*, J.Dawson*
4 If I Lost You
Written-By – J.Dawson*
5 Speaking Japanese
Written-By – C.Faye*, C.Petree*, D.Johansson*, J.Dawson*
6 Mercy
Written By – Y.ShermanWritten-By – C.Petree*, J.Dawson*
7 Wait For Me
Written-By – C.Faye*, C.Petree*, J.Dawson*
8 Fading Listening
Written-By – C.Faye*, C.Petree*
9 The Sun
Written-By – C.Petree*, J.Dawson*
10 E v a y
Written-By – C.Petree*, J.Dawson*, S.Petree*
11 Take Me Back To Where I Was
Written-By – C.Petree*

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Recorded at rmc studios, Beta records Studios, Stormwest and Dangerous Insect Studios in Los Angeles and Oklahoma City.

Management: Jim Welch of 2012 media & Music and Ari Martin Nettwerk Mgmt.

Legal: Peter Lewit, Esg.

Business Management: Tribeca Business Management / Jeff Schwartz, Alice Lee & Rebecca Morgan

North American Agency: caa / Jbeau Lewis
International Agency: William Morris / Pete Nash

Publicity: mso / Alexandra Greenberg

Label: five seven music / Allen Kovac, Joe Mcfadden, Sam Alpert

Publishing: five nineteen music publishing / Mara Schwartz

Shiny Toy Guns would like to thank our friends and families, Daniel Johansson, Vestal, Mammoth Mountain, Burton, Tavik,Jackstin, everyone at Red Bull, Mark Saunders, the Fortner Family, Beta Records, Keith Wilson, John Davis, Greg Corner, Mike Savage, James Barrett, Jason Jacobs, Craig Winkler, Bruce Carbone, everyone at Mirroball Music, the fans and friends worldwide, Skullcandy, David Larring, Steve Petree, Mcjames Music, Matt Seikel, Tommy Snider, Luke Ebrel, Edgar Morais

Our team at Five Seven Music: Allen Kovac, Joe Mcfadden, Sam Alpert, Lisa van Zuidam, Jason Lekberg, Steve Kline, Jackie Kajzer, Adam Arnkoff, Jessica Ricci, Mara Schwartz, Corey Brewer, Ryan Ewing, Dana John, Sara Spector, Charlie Fonville, JT Arbogast, Jason Burger, Brad Friess, Gabrielle Lawson & Bryan Raisa

Shiny Toy Guns uses Roland Synthesizers, Fender basses and amps, Schecter Guitars and Roland Guitar Amplifiers when performing live and Logic Pro and Apple computers, Uad plugs and Toys, Soundtoys, Native Instruments and Ik Multimedia in the studio.

Release date is 10/22/2012 for Online and Digital sales, 10/23 for brick and mortar

Released in standard jewel case.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 846070068027
  • Matrix / Runout: #82667 2221241 01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LN08
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI J123

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FSM 683 Shiny Toy Guns III(CD, Album) Five Seven Music FSM 683 Canada 2012 Sell This Version
FSM 682 Shiny Toy Guns III(CD, Album) Five Seven Music FSM 682 UK 2013 Sell This Version
FSM 782 Shiny Toy Guns III(2xLP, Album) Five Seven Music FSM 782 US 2012 Sell This Version
FSM 681 Shiny Toy Guns III(2xLP, Album) Five Seven Music FSM 681 US 2012 Sell This Version


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January 1, 2013
I Highly recommend this album. If you were let down by Season of Poison, this album, in many ways could be the 'next' album after We are Pilots. Bonus Tracks (My Reptile Friend & Stay Down) available on Itunes or Amazon should be purchased as well for the full Thirteen Track experience. Having listened to the tracks the band released as singles I am somewhat confused why the left what seems like the stronger tracks (speaking japanese) to be released on the album. Every track is a hand crafted gem.


October 24, 2012
edited over 6 years ago

There are two main types of STG fans: Those who like the first album, We Are Pilots, and those who like the second album, Season of Poison. There are substantial differences in the style of the two LP's. A few, like me, love them both. Some of the fans are simply loyal to Carah Faye, who has returned for this third installment from STG.

The third album, 'III', promised to be a return to the style of 'We Are Pilots' - that is, more of the electronic/dance and less of the guitar-driven retro-rock of 'Season of Poison'. But 'III' is anything but a step backward. The tracks are gorgeous and rich. The production is very slick (as it is on both of their earlier albums), it certainly sounds like STG with Carah. Writing-wise it's a little on the slow side with more softer tracks than one would expect.

The standouts from the album were mostly available prior to release (Waiting Alone, The Sun, and Fading Listening). The LP version of 'If I Lost You' is stunningly beautiful, and Carah's vocals in it are quite moving. Her voice has always been a treat to anyone who listened to first LP and early recordings.

Anyone who knows this band knows that their sound always instills an odd sense of nostalgia in the listener. Their writing has an 80's sensibility to it while not coming across as contrived in exactly that way. It's really amazing, musically. A bit of an anomaly in today's industry...there are plenty of bands out there who strive for that sound, yet don't quite hit it - while STG seems to effortlessly exude it with perfect pitch.

If there's any complaint about this album, it's that it sorely lacks both the intense danciness of their first LP and the guitar-driven rock of the second. So expectations will be slightly shattered, but it's ok, because...the shards are so shiny.