Warpaint: desert blues

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Music -

Hark, what’s that sound? That is the sound of Warpaint, a bunch of Los An­ge­les hipsters who’re se­duc­ing more and more com­mon­ers ev­ery day with their mys­ti­cal desert blues, coo­ing ethe­real vo­cals and hazy at­mo­spher­ics.

If some­one is plan­ning to shoot a new-school west­ern for the Sun­dance gen­er­a­tion in­volv­ing stoned cow­boys and cow­girls, here’s the sound­track.

While Warpaint are based in Echo Park in LA, Emily Kokal, Jen Lind­berg and Theresa Way­man hail from var­i­ous spots in Ore­gon and Ne­vada. They first made a


splash five years ago, al­though there have been a few line-up changes since then – Lind­berg’s sis­ter, ac­tress Shan­nyn Sos­sa­mon, was one of the band’s many drum­mers.

Their first release was the six-song Ex­quis­ite Corpse EP, pro­duced by Red Hot Chili Pep­pers gui­tarist John Fr­us­ciante, and the band have spent the past few months putting the fin­ish­ing touches to their de­but al­bum, with Rough Trade al­ready in the frame to release it later this year.

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