About

Formed in the summer of 2008 by film composer Robbie Williamson and choreographer Ryan Heffington, We Are The World's aim was to create devastating electronic pop music. Joining forces with designer Megan Gold and former CIA agent turned burlesque dancer Nina McNeely, they combined Gold's provocative lyrics and Williamson's heavy minimal tracks with Heffington and McNeely's visceral dancing, and their first live shows were at the infamous roving Echo Park party Fingered.

We Are The World's pounding bass and thrilling live show soon won them a passionate hometown following who reveled in the group's choreographed concert performances. We Are The World have played with The Gossip, Fuck Buttons, Linda Perhacs, and Tricky. High Places highlighted We Are The World in their Pitchfork year-end Guest List for their "amazing visual and performative live show" and Lady Gaga called them her favorite band. Their 2010 debut album "Clay Stones" was praised by the LA Times and Dazed & Confused among others. (photos by Eliot Lee Hazel)

  • 04 10 11

    WATW Live in Berlin

    WATW Germany tour

  • 04 16 11

    WATW WORK Magazine Issue IV Launch

    From Work: We have such a beautiful audience! We Are the World did an amazing performance that left constant goosebumps running up and down my spine! David Scott Stone kept the energy going all night. Dan Monick took amazing shots in vein of the Andy Warhol polaroids, using the model camera.

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  • We Are The World
    Clay Stones
    1. Foot Follows Foot
    2. Clay Stones
    3. Fight Song
    4. Lie Like The Forest
    5. Afire
    6. Not In Death
    7. Clover & Dirt
    8. Goya Monster
    9. Sweet Things Are So Hard
    10. Lord Have Ass
    • Artist: We Are The World
    • Title: Clay Stones
    • Type: Album
    • Format: 12" LP + Digital, CD, Digital
    • Release Date: 5.25.10
    • Catalog #: GERM005/Mani-020
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  • We Are The World: Clay Stones
  • We Are The World: Fight Song
  • We Are The World: Not In Death

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Press
  • "FAVORITE BAND - saw them live - sick, video amazing."LADY GAGA
  • "I feel that referring to them as a band is a slight and calling them artists fails to credt their powerful pop"Dennis Hopper
  • "There's more hardness than beauty here, but at the same time much to admire"NME
  • "A compelling, thrillingly dynamic debut."Uncut
  • "We Are The World work the dance beat, taking pop to strange outer space"Paper
  • "A bit chilling, totally fascinating. So many layers to this... kinda feels like a hybrid of Fever Ray and Planningtorock - except We Are the World probably already have an entire galaxy of their own, not just planets"Big Stereo
  • "Excellent taste in costumes and body movements to pair with the darkened and clacking techno-philic creepfest"Stereogum
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