As part of Amazon’s monthly $5 MP3 album deal for January 2013, Shiny Toy Guns‘ III is on sale for only $5.00.
Shiny Toy Guns’ brand of electro-pop with an alt-punk edge is at its most well crafted on III. The band embraces a softer sound on this record, due in part to the return of co-lead vocalist Carah Faye Charnow. Her alluring alto is tailor made for a bed of dreamy synths, and works well in tandem with the work of co-Lead vocalist Gregori Chad Petree. Their duets on tracks like “Waiting Alone” and the lush “Wait For Me” are some of the stand out moments on III. This is a record you can relax to, but that doesn’t mean it is without its uptempo moments. “The Sun” is a pulsating rocker that spices up the album’s latter half, and “Speaking Japanese” has a dirty guitar fueled grind to it. III feels like a complete album, one whose recording process started with a specific direction in mind. Fans have celebrated the bands ability to jump all over the musical map, but with their third record the band has chosen to send a specific tonal message, one that is most engaging.
Browse all 2,000 albums on sale this month for only $5 each.
1. Somewhere to Hide
2. Waiting Alone
4. If I Lost You
5. Speaking Japanese
7. Wait for Me
8. Fading Listening
9. The Sun
10. e v a y
11. Take Me Back to Where I Was
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