What Warpaint, L.A.’s Coolest All-Female Band, Packs on Tour Via T, The New York Times Style Magazine!
Do you know Warpaint?… Do you LOVE Warpaint!
disco//very – keep it healthy official video!
Who is Warpaint (for those who don’t know). Catch up via Wikipedia:
Warpaint is an American indie rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 2004. Since its inception, the band’s lineup has included Emily Kokal (vocals, guitar), Theresa Wayman (guitar, vocals) and Jenny Lee Lindberg (bass, backing vocals). The band’s current drummer is Stella Mozgawa.
Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante mixed and mastered the band’s debut EP, Exquisite Corpse released in 2008. Current RHCP guitarist Josh Klinghoffer performed drums and guitar on the EP in 2007. It was followed by their full-length album, The Fool, in 2010.
On December 6, 2010, the BBC announced that Warpaint had been nominated for the BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll and they were the cover stars of Beat magazine’s Winter 2010 launch issue.
Ok.. now you know who they are but what are they? A four-girl band based in Los Angeles are more edgy punk than pure rock however they are a blend of unique influences that they call smooth and smokey!
The four members are:
Emily Kokal = vocals, guitar
Theresa Wayman = vocals, guitar
Jenny Lee Lindberg = bass, vocals
Stella Mozgawa = drums, keys, vocals
The women, who will play at a film event for Sundance Next Fest this Sunday at the Ace Hotel in Downtown L.A..(TODAY!!) share their favorite beauty and fashion items, gadgets and more — plus a track from their hypnotic second album with T, The New York Times Style Magazine! (to listen/get the track from the second album along with the the complete interview, you must visit T, The NY Times Style Magazine!
When Warpaint returned to Los Angeles in July after a two-month tour that spanned the western hemisphere, Emily Kokal, one of the all-female quartet’s vocalist/guitarists, would often find herself wandering the hills of her Echo Park neighborhood instead of relaxing at home. “I’m so used to moving and seeing new things,” she said over coffee recently at a local cafe. “It’s hard to be in the zone of staying still.”
The condition was only temporary, though, as the group is already back on the road. Next week they’ll hop on the European festival circuit after a handful of West Coast shows that includes a Sundance Next Fest event this Sunday at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown L.A., which pairs them with the Iranian-American filmmaker Ana Lily Amirpour‘s indie vampire flick “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night.”
It’s not hard to see how this match was made: Warpaint weaves sonic spells that are hypnotic and a little bit spooky. On their eponymous LP, recorded with the producer Flood and released in January, one can hear shades of the seminal U.K. punk band the Slits in the spare beats and schoolyard harmonies of “Disco/Very,” while the plaintive, airy “Keep It Healthy” recalls early Cat Power. On the most mesmerizing track, “Love Is to Die,” keys and chords shift like a psychedelic light show, bleeding into each other over a bed of snaky grooves. Live, there’s a palpable energy between the women, who include, in addition to Kokal, the singer/guitarist Theresa Wayman, the bassist/vocalist Jennie Lee Lindberg and the drummer Stella Mozgawa.
“People often ask me in interviews, ‘Are you guys friends?’” said Mozgawa with a raised eyebrow. “We couldn’t possibly do what we do if we weren’t friends.
You will want to check out the article so you can find out what they use on the road:
to make a hotel room feel like home;
a supplement to keep the bugs and germs at bay;
what shoes one member is using as her only shoes for the entire tour;
and what they like to listen to on the road. !
Thanks to T, The New York Times Style Magazine for allowing me to crib bits and sound-bytes from this interview.
Check the band out at the links above!
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