#MUSIC: JAM SESSION #1 - SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS | AVIATION HIGH (REMIX)
WeTheUrban’s first ever Jam Session sees us with the extraordinarily talented Semi Precious Weapons at their Los Angeles home performing a sick live remix of their newest single “Aviation High.” Check it out (above)!
P.S. 10,000 gold stars to front-man Justin Tranter for making those heelless shoes look so effortlessly easy.
#DESIGN: WETHEURBAN X SHAPEWAYS
One of the beautiful aspects about SoundCloud is the ability to view a song’s waveform. Not only are musicians able to visually publish their songs, listeners can watch the drops, stutters, and blips of their favorite tracks. It’s like karaoke for your eyeballs (and you can sing along if you want to, too).
Thanks to 3D printing company and community Shapeways, those SoundCloud waveforms can now be taken from your computer screens and brought to tangible forms - touch it, feel it, grab it, it’s real!
#MUSIC: SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS | AVIATION HIGH
After a move from NYC to LA and a 2 year hiatus to work on new music, Semi Precious Weapons is back! The first single off of the bands soon-to-be-released album is called “Aviation High” - a dreamy, more mature offering than what we’re used to hearing from the band. So far, so good! Peep the track after the jump:
This is the best glam band in the entire fucking world. (no exaggerations)
Filth, sex, and glamour. Those words can sum up what New York City’s-own Semi Precious Weapons are all about.
Led by their leggy frontman Justin Tranter, Semi Precious Weapons are a spitting image of the long gone glam rock scene, and musically tie in the sound of that flashy scene with a garage-rock sound. The band definitely bring the image with their outrageous outfits, especially Tranter’s lavish make-up and high heels, and there’s not a single music video where the band isn’t surrounded by near-naked girls. Musically, their songs carry a raunchy, rock n’ roll feel to them with raging guitar solos, and lyrics that your parents would probably detest to(”As I lay me down to sleep / I pray the lord will pop my fucking cherry!”). Essentially, Semi Precious Weapons are the kind of band that parents in the 60s/70s were afraid of.
However, on stage is where the band can truly shine. Filled with crazy stage antics between Tranter and band-mates Cole Whittle, Dan Crean, and Stevy Pyne, Semi Precious Weapons like to do everything they possibly can to put on one of the best rock shows around. This involves pouring champagne in the mouths of the crowd, inviting naked girls on stage, changing clothes on-stage, and climbing stuff. They definitely like climbing stuff.
Below are some videos of SPW live @ Lady Gaga’s: The Monster Ball
(idk why tumblr doesn’t show videos on dashboards, so go to the site to see!)
and to listen to there music(only 2 songs posted) visit there myspace!
They also have a jewelry line, “Fetty”, that you can find on there myspace! It’s really affordable too, i’m wearing my gold tooth necklace I bought from them right now!
-We The Urban