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Here’s a new combo-video from the ladies of Warpaint, for the hypnotic, sexy bass grooves of “Disco/very” and the more haunting and ethereal “Keep It Healthy” from off the band’s latest self-titled record. You can follow Warpaint at facebook and twitter. Video directed by Laban Pheidias. — David D. Robbins Jr.
If you go to Warpaint’s official website and download the album cover art for their 12-song self-titled sophomore release, you’ll be able to see that the name given to the image is “WarpaintPackshot”. And it’s easy to see why it’s called that if you look at the equal billing the band gives to each member on the new album cover. The same union can be felt in the woozy, lush and romantic free-floating style of the record too. It’s a record created from the bottom up, as the band has said in previous interviews. In other words, unlike their successful 2010 release, “The Fool”, the all-female quartet have taken a more unconventional approach (for them), which is to say, they’re writing songs in more of a traditional fashion. All the band members were involved in the creative process at Joshua Tree, when previously it was the partnership of singer Emily Kokal and bassist Theresa Wayman that led to the band’s first songs.
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Recently, Warpaint had been playing a handful of new songs in concert during their current European tour. Fans had to scavenge around on YouTube for clips from the U.K. and other places to hear tracks like “Feeling Alright”. Well, now there’s an official streaming audio release, for a new song called “Love Is to Die”. It also comes with an announcement from the band about a new record coming out January 21 via Rough Trade. You can pre-order it now through the label and I-Tunes. — David D. Robbins Jr.
QUICK POST: Mikey S., aka Blackbird Blackbird, tried his hand at remixing the lead single, “Undertow”, off Warpaint’s latest record, “The Fool”. Check it out below. Note: Photography by Takayuki Okada from the band’s MySpace page. — David D. Robbins Jr.
or Warpaint’s opener, it’s switchblades preferred. Their debut LP, “The Fool”, begins with Emily Kokal’s ghostly vocal sighing on “Set Your Arms Down”, a song that embodies the dueling sides of the record — one sweet with love, the other looking to scrap in a back-alley. “Set Your Arms Down” is about walking through fire for passion and settling a fight: “Out on the back porch / You say tonight / We bring our pocket … / Our pocket knives / You want to fight me / You want to fight.” This new record comes with a lot of hype, big expectations and a roster that put an immediately spotlight on the band — bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg is the sister of famed actress and former band member Shannyn Sossamon. It also comes with the attention generated by Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante’s work on the band’s 2008 EP, “Exquisite Corpse”. Oh, and the quality of the music sent the blogosphere into Warpaint euphoria. The band unleashed “Stars”, “Beetles” and a highly-stylized, windblown video for their siren-song, “Elephants”. This time around the band enlists the help of producer Tom Biller, who has worked with Beck and Liars.
… article continues, mp3 “Undertow”
The first video from Warpaint’s “The Fool” Director: Shannyn Sossamon.