Season of Poison

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Season of Poison
Studio album by Shiny Toy Guns
Released November 4, 2008 (U.S.)
Recorded 2008
Genre Alternative rock, electropop, post-hardcore, alternative dance, industrial rock
Length 45.00
Label Universal Motown (U.S.)
Producer Chad Petree, Jeremy Dawson
Shiny Toy Guns chronology
We Are Pilots
Season of Poison
Girls Le Disko
Singles from Season Of Poison
  1. "Ricochet!"
    Released: 2 September 2008
  2. "Ghost Town"
    Released: January 30, 2009
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 59/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Sputnikmusic 2/5 stars[3]
Stereokill 3.5/5 stars[4]

Season of Poison is the second studio album by American indie rock band Shiny Toy Guns. It was released on November 4, 2008 through Universal Motown Records Group. It peaked at #47 on the Billboard Hot 100 the following week. The album introduced the band's 3rd female vocalist, Sisely Treasure.[5] The album featured two singles: "Ricochet!" and "Ghost Town".

Season of Poison generated far less hype than We Are Pilots and failed to sell well, resulting in a low sales count of 60,000 copies. In 2009, Jeremy Dawson admitted via Shiny Toy Guns' official website that while he believes Season of Poison is a great album, it was indeed too different too soon, and promised a return to their electronic roots for the band's third album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "When Did This Storm Begin" (featuring Binary Finary) (Jeremy Dawson, Matthew Laws, Chad Petree) – 4:10
  2. "Money for That" (Dawson, Petree, Tim Kelly) – 3:23
  3. "I Owe You a Love Song" (Dawson, Petree, Stephen Petree) – 3:44
  4. "Ghost Town" (Dawson, Petree, Sisely Treasure) – 3:43
  5. "It Became a Lie on You" (Petree, S. Petree) – 4:28
  6. "Ricochet!" (Dawson, Petree, Treasure) – 2:39
  7. "Season of Love" (Petree, James Auringer) – 3:06
  8. "Poison" (Dawson) – 8:14
  9. "Blown Away" (Petree, John Schwandt) – 3:37
  10. "Turned to Real Life" (Dawson) – 3:44
  11. "Frozen Oceans" (Dawson, Petree) – 4:46

Bonus Tracks, Special Editions and B-sides[edit]

  • "A Leading Edge" – 2:28 (iTunes Bonus Track)[6]
  • "Free Fall Melody" – 3:45 (Available on CD-Single through Dangerous Storm Studios)
  • The album sold at Best Buy included an exclusive 16 minute DVD featuring interviews, studio footage and photo shoots.[7]



Chart (2008) Peak position
U.S. Billboard 200[8] 47
U.S. Billboard Rock Albums[8] 13
U.S. Billboard Digital Albums[8] 47
U.S. Billboard Alternative Albums[8] 10


Year Song Alternative Songs
2008 "Ricochet!"[9] 17
2009 "Ghost Town"[10] 26