Filthy glamour New York rock stars Semi Precious Weapons are gearing up for the June 29th release of their hotly anticipated Geffen/Perezcious/Streamline/Cherrytree Records debut, “You Love You,” available for pre-order now on Amazon.com. Produced by rock world kingpin Jack Joseph Puig (The Rolling Stones, Beck, Green Day), along with Executive Producer Lady Gaga, the album is currently streaming in its entirety on Myspace. Watch ‘You Love You The Film,’ a montage of never-before-seen footage and glimpses of SPW’s upcoming music videos for “Magnetic Baby” and “Look at Me” below.
Boston Globe declares that “SPW splits the difference between AC/DC and Queen.” Fronted by the fierce Justin Tranter, the visual appeal of the band, who are masterfully thrusting sex, glamour, and loving violence back into the rock & roll spotlight, is undeniable. Tranter easily dominates any stage, with crowd pleasing antics ranging from gravity defying high kicks in his custom made Stuart Weitzman heels to pouring champagne into eager mouths of fans. What may be more shocking then their live show is the bloody, sweaty, reality of the band’s achievements on their road to a major label deal. The level of musicianship of each member of the band is by no means the studio-produced image that dominates the scene. “I mean our damn drummer has a f*****g degree in classical composition and I have one in songwriting, whatever that means…” states Tranter, who met drummer Dan Crean, bassist Cole Whittle, and guitarist Stevy Pyne in Boston while attending the Berklee School of Music. With brash lyrics like: “I can’t pay my rent, but I’m f*****g gorgeous,” SPW quickly drew a loyal NYC following and were ultimately voted Best Band in NYC by the Village Voice. During their self-made uprising, SPW asked another NYC based rock ‘n roll original, Lady Gaga, to open for them. This invite sparked a friendship that has endured and has culminated in these two uncompromising musical artists to embark together on one of the most talked about world tours this year- “The Monster Ball.” We leave the final words to Justin, “our new record is titled “You Love You” because our not-so-secret mission is hoping that our fans will love themselves and rock ‘n roll more than anything else, even me.”
The band stripped down for an intimate set on The Cherrytree House, including a cover of Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen’s legendary “Because The Night,” plus acoustic versions of their own “Put A Diamond In It” and “Look At Me.” Check out the trailer above and and watch the full performance June 29th on cherrytreerecords.com.
Semi Precious Weapons resumed their opening slot on Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball tour starting June 28th, and they want to see you there! The globetrotting glam rockers are giving a pair of tickets away to every US show on the summer leg of the tour. For more information on how to score tickets to the hottest tour of 2010, follow @preciousweapons on Twitter.
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