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I like the new direction a number of indie artists are going in, highlighting their love for pop and catchy tunes over their more esoteric stuff. Don’t get me wrong, I prefer the more experimental, but it’s good to take a break and have some fun. That appears to be what happened with Dum Dum Girls’ frontwoman Kristin Welchez’s new moniker (Kristin Kontrol) and her pretty record “X-Communicate”. And it also appears to be the direction of the ladies at Warpaint with their cheekily titled dance-track “New Song”, which will be featured on the band’s upcoming LP release Heads Up, out 23rd September. This is the first new single we’ve heard from the band since 2014’s self-titled release and bassist Jenny Lee Linberg’s underrated right on! (2015) — David D. Robbins Jr
Warpaint bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg has a new video out now for “Never”, a new track off her jennylee solo effort, right on! — due out December 11 via Rough Trade. You can follow jennylee on facebook. — David D. Robbins Jr.
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.