Saturday, 14 November 2009

Warpaint - New Waves @ Breaking More Waves

Warpaint are Emily Kokal, Jen Lindberg, Theresa Wayman and Josh Kilghoffer. They hail from LA and have been together for a number of years, slowly evolving with various line up changes. Warpaint produce a translucent hypnotic sound that colours mellow, fuzzy pictures. If we were to frame these pictures they would probably find a space alongside Mazzy Star and Cat Power. Dreamy vocals, hazy guitars, and mellow psychedelic vibes are the order of the day.

The band recently signed to Rough Trade records and are due to release an album in 2010. The song that most impresses us so far is Stars (see video below) from their Exquisite Corpse EP which has a slow burning slightly downbeat druggy feel to it. Equally good however is the virtually instrumental Jubilee Days Past which reminds us a little of a Cure song from the Disintegration album, stripped down until its virtually naked, picking its way slowly through the night with just the hint of a human voice somewhere in the background. It’s plaintive and ghostly, the blissful stuff of dark dreams.

Warpaint - Stars from Adam Harding on Vimeo.

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