Shiny Toy Guns “III” Free Download of LA Riots Remix + Cover Art Revealed
Los Angeles’ Shiny Toy Guns have revealed the cover art for "III", their upcoming new album on Five Seven Music. They are also offering a free download of “Waiting Alone” remixed by L.A. Riots via Magneticmag.com. The artwork was created by Ben Schwartz using a photo by Oklahoma-based artist Benjy Russell. Shot on location in a very remote gypsum rock quarry in Oklahoma, it consists of three 6' mirrored columns against a massive wall of rock. “The album title "III" is very strong, simple and elegant, and visually it's very sculptural. I always pictured the album artwork having the title of the album incorporated into the photo. I also wanted there to be a hardcore juxtaposition within the elements used,” says Russell of his work. “There is an almost alien-like, razor sharp precision in the mirrored columns, which is in complete contrast to the sheer weight and strength in the boulders and craggy rock facing. I also wanted there to be an element of reflection both physically and metaphorically, especially with what the band has gone through to get to this third album. Not that I could have planned this any better, but in the reflection of the columns you can see a storm receding in the distance.” Shiny Toy Guns' "III" is set to be released on October 23rd.