Warpaint “Undertow” [music video]

Perfect walk in the rain music, as I discovered earlier this morning 😀

I have to put my wet foot down and say to the masses that Warpaint is my new band love at the moment. Have to share. Great name too. I’m obsessed with their sound and ethereal three-part harmony vocals, thanks to their newest single “Undertow”

This be the first video from ‘The Fool,’ Warpaint’s mesmeric debut full-length album. I didn’t stumble on Warpaint accidentally; I happen to be a David Bowie fan (who isn’t!), and released late last year was a tribute album in his honour called ‘We Were So Turned On’, a two-disc compilation featuring the likes of Duran DuranThe Polyamorous Affair, Vivian Girls, and of course Warpaint doing an amazing cover of the classic “Ashes To Ashes” (hands down the best track on the album)

Warpaint are a female rock group from Los Angeles (and one Australian), Stella Mozgawa on the sticks/keyboards, Emily Kokal vocals/guitar, Theresa Wayman vocals/guitar and Jenny Lee Lindberg bassist/vocals. They’re a classic rock band success story.

Initially, L.A. lady quartet Warpaint was known more for its actress drummer, Shannyn Sossamon (she played Jocelyn in ‘A Knight’s Tale’ 2001 and featured in The Goo Goo Dolls “Dizzy” video), than for its musical chops.

All that changed last year, when acting commitments yanked Sossamon – whose sister, Jenny Lindberg, is the group’s bassist-vocalist – from behind the kit, and Warpaint went on to release its debut EP, Exquisite Corpse.

It’s quite a fast rise for such a languid group, whose breathy, dusky desert songs (most of which stretch past the five-minute mark) move like slowly rolling clouds.

This band defies stereotypes and “The Fool” is no LA blast of summer fun like the joyous recent product of their contemporaries Best Coast, indeed you sense that P. J. Harvey LPs may have been strewn around the recording studio.

Your kind of sound? Great! I’ll just leave these here for you, and thanks for reading:

Warpaint, you rock!

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~ by Fionnlagh on January 18, 2011.

One Response to “Warpaint “Undertow” [music video]”

  1. I love warpaint! I was so excited when I saw the title of this post! Been in love with their music since I checked them out a couple of weeks ago when they were announced for a local summer-festival!

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