New York glam rockers Semi Precious Weapons must be having the time of their lives. For the past months, they have been zigzagging the globe together with Lady Gaga who picked the filthy glamor rock stars as the opening act for her worldwide Monster Ball tour.
Semi Precious Weapons and Lady Gaga are anything but strangers to each other. In fact, they also shared the stage during Lady Gaga' rise to fame in obscure nightclubs in Manhattan's Lower East Side where Lady Gaga used to open for Semi Precious Weapons.
Lady Gaga's career has ignited since, while Semi Precious Weapons has continued to play shows and introduce a whole new generation of fans around the country to sizzling glam rock.
Semi Precious Weapons and Lady Gaga met again two years ago when I nominated them both for the MTV Logo ArjanWrites Brink of Fame Award. Semi Precious Weapons ended up taking the price, but Lady Gaga's nomination let to her very first television appearance during the live telecast of the show. (Watch the video of Arjan handing the award to Semi Precious Weapons right here.)
Justin, the enigmatic lead singer of Semi Precious Weapons, emailed me a note last night with a link to watch their "You Love You" movie on YouTube. The video features scenes from their global trek with Lady Gaga and clips from their debut album, the aptly-titled "You Love You." The video was shot and edited by the band's guitar player Stevy Pyne. Watch the video after the break.
Look out for Semi Precious Weapons debut record to finally land in stores next week. "You Love You" includes nine blazing trash-punk anthems that were handcrafted by the group with famed rock producer Jack Joseph Puig (The Rolling Stones, Beck, Green Day) together with executive producer Lady Gaga who adds her own outrageous, monstrous touch to the group's bare-knuckle, in your face sound.