fall tour and new album: Warpaint


One of my favorite bands is Warpaint. The all-female band plays soothing, swirling, pretty, contemplative, dreamy, free-spirited music. Warpaint is Emily Kokal (guitar, vocals), Jenny Lee Lindberg (bass, vocals), Stella Mozgawa (drums, vocals) and Theresa Wayman (guitar, vocals). Heads Up follows their critically beloved debut EP Exquisite Corpse, 2010’s The Fool and 2014’s Warpaint. The band will release its new album Heads Up [Rough Trade] on September 23, 2016. The new album sounds a bit more pop, a bit more loud and loose without departing from the loveliness that makes up Warpaint’s current musical catalogue. Warpaint will begin its tour on September 19 in Seattle.

“The doors were a little more open in terms of what was accepted and what wasn’t, because we were sharing ideas so rapidly between us,” says the band’s drummer Stella Mozgawa of the recording process. “The roles that each of us individually had—or had established—were a little more malleable.”

“Everybody was allowed to have their space, time and creative freedom with songs and figure out, ‘I wonder what the best notes would be? I wonder what the best part would be to play?’” says bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg. “Everybody got to sit and go, ‘What do I want to do on this? What’s my part? What’s my role? How can I make it the best?’”

debut single “New Song:”


September 19 /// Seattle, WA /// The Showbox
September 20 /// Vancouver, BC /// Imperial Vancouver
September 21 /// Portland, OR /// Wonder Ballroom
September 23 /// Oakdale, CA /// Symbiosis Festival
September 24 /// Long Beach, CA /// Music Tastes Good
September 25 /// Las Vegas, NV /// Life is Beautiful
September 27 /// Englewood, CO /// Gothic Theatre
September 29 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Varsity Theater
September 30 /// Chicago, IL /// Thalia Hall
October 1 /// Detroit, MI /// St. Andrews Hall
October 3 /// Toronto, ON /// Danforth Music Hall
October 4 /// Washington, DC /// 9:30 Club
October 6 /// Boston, MA /// Paradise Rock Club
October 7 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Warsaw
October 8 /// New York, NY /// The Bowery Ballroom
October 9 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Union Transfer
October 12 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Fillmore
October 13 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Fonda Theatre

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