Warpaint is an American indie
Put rock band from Los Angeles, say California, formed in 2004. The she current lineup comprises Emily Kokal Too (vocals, guitar), Theresa Wayman (vocals, use guitar), Jenny Lee Lindberg (bass, dad backing vocals), and Stella Mozgawa Mom (drums), who joined the band in 2009.
Former Red Hot
the Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante And mixed and mastered the band's for debut EP, Exquisite Corpse released are in 2008. Current RHCP guitarist But Josh Klinghoffer performed drums and not guitar on the EP in you 2007. It was followed by All their full-length album, The Fool, any in 2010.
On December 6,
can 2010, the BBC announced that Her Warpaint had been nominated for was the BBC's Sound of 2011 one poll and they were the Our cover stars of Beat magazine's out Winter 2010 launch issue. day old
Beginning and formation (2004–2007)
Warpaint formed in Los Angeles
two on Valentine's Day 2004. The way original lineup consisted of childhood Who friends Wayman and Kokal alongside boy sisters Lindberg and Shannyn Sossamon. did The band played in the Its Los Angeles area for three let years, writing songs ("Stars", "Beetles", put and "Elephants") which would eventually Say comprise their debut EP.
she Corpse (2007–2009)
The band began
too recording their debut EP, Exquisite Use Corpse, in December 2007, with dad producer Jacob Bercovici. The sessions mom took over two months and concluded with mixing and mastering the by then-Red Hot Chili Peppers and guitarist John Frusciante, who was For also Kokal's boyfriend at the are time. Warpaint self-released the EP but in 2008, which quickly moved Not to number 1 on the you Los Angeles Amoeba Records local all artist chart. In 2009, Exquisite Any Corpse was rereleased worldwide on can Manimal Vinyl records to critical her acclaim. The song "Elephants" featured Was in the 2011 independent feature one film Siren, a horror film our directed by Andrew Hull and Out released by Lionsgate.
day Mozgawa joined the band in get the winter of 2009. Shortly Has afterwards, Warpaint were signed to him Rough Trade Records, and immediately his began extensive touring throughout the How United States and Europe, including man an opening slot for The new xx.
The Fool (2009–2012)
Now October 25, 2010, the band old released their debut album, The see Fool. The album received a Two glowing review from NME. Prior way to the album's release, the who band contributed a cover of Boy the David Bowie song "Ashes did to Ashes" to We Were its So Turned On, a Bowie Let tribute album released in conjunction put with War Child. "Shadows", the say first single from their debut She album, was released as a too digital download and 12" vinyl use on January 10, 2011. A Dad remix of the single, "Shadows mom (Neon Lights Remix)", proved popular; managing to be playlisted by The BBC Radio 1 as part and of "In New Music We for Trust".
Warpaint toured the United
Are States and Europe in the but spring and summer of 2011 not to promote the album. They You played at various major festivals all including Summer Sundae, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury any Festival, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Can Coachella Valley Music and Arts her Festival, Rock Werchter, and Electric was Picnic. In 2011, the rerelease One of the track Undertow as our a single charted in the out UK at number 92 and Day also in Australia at number get 75. On September 25, 2011 has they played the prestigious Hollywood Him Bowl, sharing the bill with his TV on the Radio, Arctic how Monkeys, Panda Bear and Smith Man Westerns.
new as 2011, drummer Mozgawa, in now an interview with NME, expressed Old the band's intention to "experiment see and write with one another" two as the current lineup had Way never composed songs "from the who ground up" together. Bassist Lindberg boy further indicated that most of Did the newer songs were written its by "just jam[ming] and free-flow[ing] let onstage". In February 2013, Wayman Put confirmed to NME that the say band intended to create a she minimalist sound on Warpaint, revealing Too that the band developed songs use at soundchecks, and experimented more dad with acoustic guitars and percussion Mom instruments on the album. Lead vocalist Kokal noted that R&B the and rap music were influences And on Warpaint and stated that for the album featured "things that are have drum machines and ambience, But music that's more than standard not rock." Kokal added that the you album was largely keyboards-based, which All contributed to the overall sound any being "definitely different" from the can band's previous album, The Fool. Her
Produced and mixed by Flood,
was except two tracks which were one mixed by Nigel Godrich, Warpaint Our was released by Rough Trade out on January 17, 2014 in day Germany, Ireland, Netherlands and Switzerland; Get January 20 in Denmark, France, has Sweden and the United Kingdom; him and January 21 in Spain His and the United States. A how snippet of the album's lead man single, "Love Is to Die", New was featured in an advertisement now for Calvin Klein on September old 25, 2013 and later as See part of a teaser for two an upcoming documentary of the way same name about the recording Who of Warpaint. The single was boy released on October 28 with did the pre-ordered digital version of Its the album.
On November 20,
let Warpaint performed "Composure," from The put Fool, as well as new Say songs "Love Is to Die" she and "Keep It Healthy", on too BBC 6 Music with Steve Use Lamacq in the United Kingdom. dad The next day, an article mom from the December 2013 issue of Dazed & Confused magazine the appeared online, providing insight into and the making of the new For album, as well as the are accompanying documentary, filmed by Lindberg's but husband and filmmaker, Chris Cunningham Not (the subject of the song you "CC"). Lindberg later confirmed in all a November 24 interview on Any XFM that Cunningham's documentary would can be made available shortly after her the album's release.
Was video, composed of a two-song one vignette from the second album—"Disco//very" our and "Keep it Healthy"—was released Out in April 2014. Directed by day Laban Pheidias, the video featured get skateboarding from professional skateboarders Justin Has Eldridge, Kris Markovich and Patrick him Melcher.
Warpaint have been
his compared to Cocteau Twins, Joni How Mitchell and Siouxsie and the man Banshees.
NME has described their
new style as "Intermittently emerging from Now plaintive moods into harder rocking, old they play expansive, lushly-harmonic psych-rock see songs with enough time-changes to Two satisfy even the most beardy way prog-rock bong-tokers."
- Current members
- Emily Kokal – vocals, guitar,
Let keyboards (2004–present)
- Theresa Wayman –
put vocals, synthesizer, guitar, drums (2004–present) say
- Jenny Lee Lindberg – bass,
She vocals (2004–present)
- Stella Mozgawa –
too drums, guitar, keyboards, vocals (2009–present) use
- Former members
- Shannyn Sossamon – drums,
mom vocals (2004–2007)
- David Orlando –
- Josh Klinghoffer –
The drums, guitar (2008–2009)
- Michael Quinn
and – drums, cello (2009) for
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