SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS TO MAKE TELEVISION DEBUT ON
LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY TONIGHT!
TUESDAY, APRIL 29 1:35am/12:35am CENTRAL ON NBC
“bombastic, lusty and utterly infectious anthems perfectly crafted to get you moving” – All Music Guide
“Semi Precious Weapons are on a sharp upward trajectory to stardom with momentum accelerating” – CraveOnline
Los Angeles, CA – April 29, 2014 – Semi Precious Weapons will make their network television debut tonight as the featured musical guest “spotlight” on Last Call with Carson Daly. The show airs Tuesday, April 29 at 1:35am/12:35am central on NBC – be sure to check your local listings.
Semi Precious Weapons recently released their new studio album Aviation to rave reviews with critics calling the bands’ first new release in four years everything from “infectious” to “commanding.” Created in collaboration with Grammy-winning producer Tricky Stewart (Beyoncé, Rihanna, Frank Ocean), the band “move past their rock & roll roots and push into the pop arena” [Rolling Stone] introducing a rule-defying album that blends an array of genres. Aviation seamlessly combines the band’s sexy dance punk approach with Tricky’s powerful pop and urban influenced production creating “deadly lovely tunes (that showcase) SPW’s diversion from the punkier, trashy glam rock from whence they came to pop sophistication and dance grooves” [Buzzbands LA].
“Aviation High” video
Now impacting at radio, the debut single “Aviation High” was recently featured as the Single on the Week on iTunes with the track receiving nearly 500,000 downloads. Currently New and Active on the Alternative Radio Chart (#45 this week), the song is receiving early support on major stations including Sirius Alt Nation, Los Angeles’ ALT 98.7, San Diego’s 91X, Washington DC’s DC101, Atlanta’s WRDA, Richmond’s WRXL, Tulsa’s KMYZ and over a dozen other key markets. Semi Precious Weapons is partnering with these stations for exclusive performances in each market, leading to upward movement on Mediabase Alternative Radio Chart, Top 5 requests, and major week on week increases in digital sales.
Semi Precious Weapons formed in 2006 and released their debut album We Love You in 2008. Garnering a cult-like fan base and stunning critical acclaim, the band continued to dazzle with their sophomore album You Love You in 2010. Returning from the road after performing with Lady Gaga on her Monster Ball Tour, Semi Precious Weapons relocated from New York City to Los Angeles to collaborate with multi-platinum producer Tricky Stewart before signing to his new label RedZone Records. The band worked with Tricky writing and recording, before completing what they call “the album we had always hoped to make.”
Over the years the band has performed for millions of people across world supporting Lady Gaga on 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 (vocals), Cole Whittle (bass), Dan Crean (drums), and Stevy Pyne (guitar).
More information visit Semi Precious Weapons online: www.SemiPreciousWeapons.com