Los Angeles, CA – March 4, 2014 – Semi Precious Weapons have announced they will headline the annual CraveOnline Music Showcase during SXSW at Rusty’s (405 E 7th Street) in Austin, Texas on Wednesday, March 12. The party kicks off at 8:00pm with the band slated to take over the stage at 11:00pm. The event is free and open to the public. A full band line-up has been announced and is now available online. Click here to RSVP.
Semi Precious Weapons recently released the four-song Aviation EP, their first set of new music in nearly four years, ahead of the forthcoming full-length studio album Aviation (RedZone Records) to be released on April 22. In conjunction with the Aviation EP, Semi Precious Weapons has unveiled a four piece music video series behind each song including the album single “Aviation High (official music video),” “Look To The Stars (lyric video),” “Drink (lyric video),” and “Never Going Home (lyric video).” The band will continue to introduce visual content to compliment tracks featured on Aviation leading up to and beyond the April album release.
Produced by Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum, mega-hit maker “Tricky” Stewart (Beyoncé, Rihanna, Frank Ocean), Aviation seamlessly blends the band’s dance punk and future now rock approach with Tricky’s powerful pop and urban influenced production to create a evolution of sound. Fans can listen to songs and view the videos online now, as well as pre-order the 12-track album at iTunes and instantly download the advance four-song EP featuring the tracks below.
¨ Aviation High (official music video): http://youtu.be/X1B760eZ7ts
¨ Look To The Stars (lyric video): http://youtu.be/O91H34-wPzw
¨ Drink (lyric video): http://youtu.be/i4awgCGck4g
¨ Never Going Home (lyric video): http://youtu.be/IX8NUkKaxuU
Semi Precious Weapons formed in 2006 and released their debut album We Love You in 2008. Graduates of the Berklee College of Music, the band immediately began drawing attention for their raucously tight and famously over the top live shows. Garnering a cult-like fan base and stunning critical acclaim, as well as a host of celebrity followers and industry insiders along the way, the band was awarded “Best Live Band” by the Village Voice Reader’s Poll. With sold out shows across the country, the buzz and accolades only continued to mount. Their follow-up full length You Love You only solidified the group’s ambitions as songwriters, as performers, and as the torchbearers of everything that embodies rock and roll. The band recently relocated from New York City to Los Angeles where they began collaborating with producer “Tricky” Stewart on new material, before signing to his new RedZone Music label venture, RedZone Records.
Over the years, Semi Precious Weapons have performed for millions of people across world supporting Lady Gaga on her year-and-a-half long “The Monster Ball” tour, Ke$ha’s summer “Warrior Tour”, headlining their own “Dirty Showbiz Tour” and performing at festivals from Lollapalooza to the Isle of Wight.
Semi Precious Weapons is Justin Tranter on vocals, Cole Whittle on bass, Dan Crean on drums, and Stevy Pyne on guitar.