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Shiny Toy Guns

As more and more American artists try to incorporate electronic beats in their songs, indie band Shiny Toy Guns (STG) has always stuck to their roots and pumped out tremendous pulsating songs.

These underground rockers have released their record, We Are Pilots, three times – two times independently. Then, Universial came along and released it for the third time in 2006.

The quartet from Los Angeles has been recently achieved success for their song, “Le Disko,” a track you will not hear on the airwaves. Not that long after, STG’s track “Don’t Cry Out” became the new techno anthem for the online world.

Most of their success is due to the youth friendly Web-site called Myspace.com. It seems as though the internet world has become completely revolved around Myspace. Not to mention the field day that the media has gone on with looking down upon it. Critics and researchers have poked and probed at the youth Web-site, and come up with numerous conclusions – both good and bad – about its impact on teenagers. Yet, for indie bands, this is the greatest place for them to make new fans without going out on a tour, just as Shiny Toy Guns has.

Accompanying Shiny Toy Guns are indie acts Stars of Track and Fields and The Hourly Radio.

The Hourly Radio released their first EP in 2005, becoming well known in their hometown, Dallas, Texas. They eventually scored a record deal and released their album, History Will Never Hold Me, in 2006. The Hourly Radio is still a very unknown band, making their way to stardom one tour at a time.

With this indie tour, one can only hope that people will begin to see the changes that myspace is making – for the better – in the revolution of pop culture.

Shiny Toy Guns plays the Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, Tuesday, May 29, at 7:30pm. The cost of general admission is $20.

For more information on these opening bands check out http://www.myspace.com/thehourlyradio and for Shiny Toy Guns http://www.myspace.com/shinytoyguns

Shiny Toy Guns “Le Disko” Music Video

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