Don't be put off by their tragic asymmetrical haircuts Shiny Toy Guns
are one of the most promising electronic dance bands to transcend the played-out electroclash scene. The so-called "Shinys" are receiving attention for creating complex dance music with a lush indie-rock core, although '80s goth tunes seem to be their greatest influence: Their mix of powerful female-centered vocals and big beats results in an electro-paradise that sounds a little like Peaches singing New Order. But wherever they go, the dance party follows; just check the Tommie Sunshine remix of their catchiest song, "Le Disko." Oh, and as an added bonus, they do the best live cover of Depeche Mode's "Stripped" ever.