warpaint's time has arrived

With a buzz that has steadily grown over the past two years, the young ladies of Warpaint are about to break out with the release of The Fool next week.

Assured and accomplished for a debut, it’s the culmination of a six year rise through the Los Angeles music scene.

As you might expect, some showbiz types have had a hand in their development — actress Shannyn Sossamon and current Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer are both former members, and their 2008 EP, Exquisite Corpse, was produced by former Chili Pepper John Frusciante.

But don’t let that sway you..  there are no Flea guest bass solos. Warpaint sound a little bit like 90’s shoegazers Lush and are packaged like an indie version of the Bangles.

See for yourself in the video for lead single “Undertow”:

The track that immediately grabbed my attention was the eponymous “Warpaint”:

wrpaint by oldwaver

For a little more snarl and attitude, here’s the video for “Elephants” off Exquisite Corpse:

Currently on tour with indie darlings the xx, prepare yourself to see the warpainted faces of these comely lasses on the cover of Rolling Stone real soon.


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