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Semi Precious Weapons Interview at SXSW

The KLAQ Morning show was able to interview some fantastic bands at SXSW this year, but by far my favorite new band is the stunning Semi Precious Weapons.


When I first went out to SXSW, one of the bands I was told I needed to see was Semi Precious Weapons. The show was late, but for some reason I felt the need to go and see them. I am so happy that I went with my gut and went. From the moment they went on stage, you could feel in the energy of the crowd the anticipation for the band to take the stage. When they did, I couldn’t help but become infatuated with the songs and lyrics. With songs like “Drink” and “Hands Up,” you can’t but get ensnared by the beats and catchy lyrics and have to dance around with your closest friends and enjoy a great night.

“Aviation High” describes someone who is so in love and the feeling that gave to them during that courtship. This is the song we were lucky enough to get performed for us in person. The stripped down version that the guys gave us was extremely impressive. The acoustic version was able to highlight Justin’s seductive, breathy voice and the bands ability to bring elements into the music that make it sound like a full performance, instead of a stripped down version in a hotel room.

The album comes out April but you are able to purchase the four song EP right now on iTunes.

Here is their video for the single, “Aviation High.”

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