Announcing New EP on January 19
iTunes’ “Complete My Album” Feature
MySpace Music “Introducing…” Program
Continuing on the Monster Ball Tour Throughout the World Through 2010!
“Tranter is like Adam Ant, T.Rex’s Marc Bolan and Ziggy Stardust wrapped into one, singing lead on AC/DC’s ‘Back In Black’” – Rolling Stone 2009
“Semi Precious Weapons looked and sounded like the Sex Pistols if they had emerged from Warhol’s downtown Factory scene” – SPIN.com 2009
“Semi Precious Weapons split the difference between AC/DC and Queen with fierce frontman Justin Tranter.” – Boston Globe 2009
Filthy glamour front man Justin Tranter utters lyrics that are both tongue-in-cheek and a sincere expression of his core philosophy. The outrageous “I can’t pay my rent but I’m fucking gorgeous!”, is carrying this band a long way!
Semi Precious Weapons’ new ep features three songs, the eponymous Semi Precious Weapons from which the aforementioned lyric is taken, as well as Magnetic Baby and Put A Diamond In It and gives everyone and opportunity to get an early blast of the band’s forthcoming new album before it is released this Spring! All tracks were recorded in Los Angeles in November and December and were produced by Jack Joseph Puig (Green Day / Beck) and Semi Precious Weapons and executive produced by Lady Gaga. The recordings took place just before and during Semi Precious Weapons special guest spot with Lady Gaga on the Monster Ball Tour which continues worldwide throughout 2010. The new album will be released this Spring!
The band are among the first artists using iTunes’ “Complete My Album” feature for an EP release. The purchase of the EP on iTunes, priced at $2.99, will count toward the purchase of the whole album upon release! A great way to download the whole album at a reduced price.
The band has been chosen by MySpace Music, the world’s premiere music platform, for their “Introducing…” program. The program is designed to allow the discovery, and championing of new artists through a series of specially tailored online and offline promotional opportunities. MySpace Music debuted Semi Precious Weapons’ eponymously titled track this week to kick off their participation in the program.
EP Track List:
1. Semi Precious Weapons
2. Magnetic Baby
3. Put A Diamond In It
Semi Precious Weapons is:
Justin Tranter- Lead Vocals
Stevy Pyne- Guitars
Cole Whittle- Bass
Dan Crean- Drums
Lady Gaga 2010 US Tour Dates
1/13 Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
1/14 West Lafayette, IN @ Purdue University
1/16 Atlantic City, NJ @ The Borgata
1/17 Wallingford, CT @ Chevrolet Theatre
1/18 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
1/20 New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
1/21 New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
1/23 New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
1/24 New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall