WarPaint

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Warpaint weaves majestic guitars, hypnotic vocals, and driving post-punk rhythms into gorgeous, sprawling songs that skirt the line between the soundscapes of psychedelia/shoegaze, the haunting intimacy of folk, and rock’s primal heaviness. Playing to many captivated audiences in LA, Warpaint has opened for Flea, The Black Heart Procession, and The Slits to name a few. In early 2009, their self-released debut EP Exquisite Corpse soared straight to #1 on the Amoeba local artists chart. This September, Manimal Vinyl will reissue Exquisite Corpse on CD + vinyl, with a new bonus track. Mixed by John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers), the EP successfully captures the band’s sonic textures and playful dynamism that they’re notorious for creating live. With a buzz already in the LA air, Warpaint is beginning to stir the masses with praise in the US and abroad. Dazed and Confused calls Exquisite Corpse “a collection of magical psychedelia drifting over sublime moments of raw melody courtesy of the three free ethereal vocalists,” while London’s The Independent adds “they make a quite lovely sound with dreamy vocals, off-kilter hazy guitars.” (photo by Lauren Dukoff)



WARPAINT “Stars” video



“If you’re feeling bold, you might point out the possibility of Warpaint usurping Chan Marshall’s throne.” Pitchfork Media

 

“A pleasure to behold, whipping up a slowly simmering maelstrom of spooky Cat Power and early Cure-inspired rock.” LA Times

 

“We emailed LA mystics Warpaint after listening to all the songs on their MySpace page and having a psychic revelation that they ruled. We were like, Yo, what’s you guyses [sic] deal? And they were like, We are collectively a libran cancerian lioness with a bit of geminiacal insanity and scorpionic fire. Seriously they did, how awesome is that?” – The FADER

 

Exquisite Corpse is the debut release from Los Angeles fuzzy, cosmic heartbreak quartet Warpaint…a collection of magical psychedelia drifting over sublime moments of raw melody courtesy of the three free ethereal vocalists…Kinda Sonic Youth and Cat Power with more Los Angeles nightfall.” – Dazed and Confused

 

“They make a quite lovely sound with dreamy vocals, off-kilter hazy guitars and elements of psychedelia” – Independent UK


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