Warpaint is probably the band you'd listen to stoned at your seance. Similarly, you may put them on as background sound while tripping acid in the forest, or perhaps to set the mood for a romantic dinner. Think of them as a bottle of scotch "“ best after hours and appropriate for most (alternative) occasions.
The all-girl quartet from L.A. started garnering local attention in 2008, following the release of their EP, Exquisite Corpse. Aside from some fine-tuning, more fans, and the replacement of then-drummer Shannyn Sossamon with Australian import Stella Mozgawa, pretty much everything has remained the same. With the stir from that same momentum continuing to build, and after supporting act spots on recent tours with The xx and Beach Fossils (among others), Warpaint's much anticipated new album The Fool solidifies these sistas as more than just another name on your indie playlist.
The Fool plays like a veritable intermingling of everything streamed, pressed, played, and promoted over the past months. On each of The Fool's11 tracks there are traces of punk, shoegaze, psychedelics, and folk bleeding through the magical mouths of Warpaint's ladies "“ and the most enticing part is that Warpaint, seemingly, takes cues from no one but themselves.