Album drops on Jan. 21 via Rough Trade…
By Blurt Staff
Warpaint—Emily Kokal, Theresa Wayman and Jenny Lee Lindberg—released their full-length debut album The Fool in October of 2010, and although the band then toured behind the album for two and half years, ultimately notching a major college radio hit “Undertow” (it was also a fave at such tastemaker outlets as World Café radio and this very publication, which named it one of the year’s best tracks), the L.A. femme-pop band remained a cult act. Now, though, the new self-titled album (which represents drummer Stella Mozgawa’s first full collaboration with Warpaint), based on initial listens, stands to push the quartet well into the mainstream public eye. Check out a teaser, “Biggy,” below, or download it for free here.
Backstory deets: “The initial work on Warpaint began at a house in Joshua Tree in March of 2012, where the four musicians decamped to write and demo early ideas for the new songs. The band spent a month there before returning to Los Angeles, where they continued to write and demo before going into the studio with Flood in January of 2013. Flood, the only person on the band’s producer wishlist, then joined the group at Five Star Studios in Echo Park for six weeks. Flood recorded and mixed the album, aside from two songs (“Love Is To Die” and “Feeling Alright” mixed by Nigel Godrich. The band also collaborated with visionary director Chris Cunningham, who has created many of the album visuals including the striking cover. He spent two years filming and photographing Warpaint as they made new music and is planning a documentary on the band. “