I got pulled over tonight. Nothing big, just a bad taillight. The cop may have thought I was trying to evade him, pulling into the dark, always vacant Skagit Valley College parking lot late on a Friday night. As soon as I rounded the corner, his lights went on.Read More »Fense’s Radio Show: February 10, 2012
Warpaint is a band out of Los Angeles that creates a blend of indie rock, alt-rock, and dream pop. As of 2022, the band has four studio LPs. While the group formed in 2004, they truly debuted in the music scene with the release of their EP Exquisite Corpse in 2007. That EP was mixed and mastered by John Frusciante of Red Hot Chili Peppers.
While the majority of their music is on Manimal Records and Rough Trade, their 2022 LP Radiate Like This moved the band to Virgin Records.
Below, you’ll find a complete collection of album reviews, song reviews, features, music videos, lists, and more covered on FensePost that include Warpaint.
Creating a music video, in my opinion, should be about creating art. There are so many intricate elements that should go into a video that are so often left forgotten or, at least, unattended. First and foremost is the song itself — a video must compliment the art to which it is expanding from audio to video. Connecting the two is extremely important. Second is theme. The best videos have some storyline, vague or distinct. Or at least something visually interesting. Read More »25 Great Bands, 30 Great Music Videos
I’m not typically one to enjoy your run-of-the-mill music video that merely shows the band performing, but it’s hard to not like this video. Warpaint consists of three quite attractive ladies who like to perform in the most seductive of ways, and who are supported by an outstanding percussionist. Put that theme to excellent shoegaze mixed by the one and only John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers), and that’s a mix anyone should be able to get into.Read More »Warpaint: Elephants [Video]
Not surprisingly, this list is filled with EPs by quite a few bands you know and quite a few you probably don’t. Of the ones you don’t know, many are likely from Washington; a quick count leaves me with five bands, or 1/4 of this list. Many of these bands I consider among the most promising artists to surface in 2009. All are worth checking out, and you’ll want to keep an eye on them as we head into 2010.Read More »FensePost Top 20: Best EPs of 2009
Warpaint combines hypnotic, surreal vocals with a backing sound somewhere between psychedelic and shoegaze. It would be calming were it not for the anxious tension in the instrumentation, continually pressing forward. They use it well, beginning “Stars” with a simple minimalistic guitar.Read More »Warpaint: Stars [Video]