Dealing in a tense and hypnotic dream-pop, Los Angeles-based quartet Warpaint have emerged more self-assured and cohesive  than ever before on their recent eponymous release. Writing together for extended period of time (it’s been four years since their last release!), they built the album from the ground up. Bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg and drummer Stella Mozgawa are the undercurrent, shifting from tight, post-punk beats to more diffuse, dub-esque grooves while guitarists/vocalists Theresa Wayman and Emily Kokal hover about the surface with skeletal guitar work and moody, ethereal vocals. Their recorded output navigates a heady, innervision that’s worth its weight in late-night sessions and long interstate drives. Though, it’s in the live setting where they turn their moody psych trip outwards, creating a swirling, melodic atmosphere that is intriguing and warm, yet emotional and turbulent.



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