Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Jeremy Dawson of Shiny Toy Guns' Top 10 CDs of 2006

LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

The best eurodisco tune to come out last year came from an LA band called Shiny Toy Guns. There's some guitar in there, keyboards, and a hot babe singer. The synthesizers and drum sound might make you think of 20 years ago, but don't ask Jeremy Dawson on keyboards if they're an '80s band.

Well, we're not from the 80's and we never got to experience that and have that as a reminiscent angle of songwriting. It's a very common misconception that when you see or hear a synthesizer or technology in music, you call it 80's or you call it dance music. That's not the case at all. Our music is melodic, and during the decade of the 80's melody was a very big deal. Now in this decade, melody again is a very big deal and bands are more and more going "okay, we're a rock band, but it's 2007, there's all these machines, all this technology that we can take and implement into a four piece rock band". - Anarchy Music

We just asked him what his favorite cds were of last year and to get those you need to follow us after the jump...