Warpaint
(The Fool)
2010
Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre:
Ambient, Alternative, Indie
Sounds Like:
Bjork, Cocteau Twins, The Cure
Warpaint , a female quartet from L.A. comprised of Emily Kokal (vocals/guitar), Theresa Wayman (vocals/guitar), Jenny Lee Lindberg (bassist/vocals) and Stella Mozgawa (drums/keyboards), deliver a strong first full length record in The Fool. With elements of gothic, hypnotic vocals and dark rhythms, it’s sure to capture the listeners’ full attention.

The Fool
starts with the mesmerizing "Set Your Arms Down", witch sets the tone for the rest of the album. Followed by the mid-tempo spacious, psychedelic sounds of "Warpaint" and "Undertow". The song "Bees" is where the album starts to get a little trippier and "Shadows" is quite possibly one of the best female vocal performances we’ve heard as it’s harmonized and echoed.

It’s the small things that count, from a slight odd guitar riff to off-rhythm beats, it has you thinking, "does this work?", and it sure does. The musicianship is great, with blending of quirky guitars, synths (not over powering) and strong percussion, they create a most alluring album here. It’s a great change of pace to have in ones collection. Also, pick up their first EP, Exquisite Corps, it runs along the same lines as this album.

Standout Tracks: Shadows, Warpaint
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