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The Fool

October 25, 2010 | Format: MP3

$8.91
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By Red on Black TOP 500 REVIEWER on October 25, 2010
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Warpaints' track "Undertow" has been placed on so many music blogs over the past few months that a referral to the Anti Monopolies Commission would have been in order. Rough Trades' further decision to stream this new album on the huge music blog aggregator Hype Machine means that this album is well trailed and on the evidence of the music brilliantly constructed and produced.

Warpaint are female rock group from Los Angeles comprising Emily Kokal (vocals/guitar), Theresa Wayman (vocals/guitar), Jenny Lee Lindberg (bassist/vocals), and Stella Mozgawa (drums/keyboards). "The Fool" is their debut album hot on the heels of 2009s EP "Exquisite corpse" and a very nice separate cover of David Bowie's "Ashes to Ashes". This band defies stereotypes and "The Fool" is no LA blast of summer fun like the joyous recent product of their contemporaries Best Coast, indeed you sense that P. J. Harvey LPs may have been strewn around the recording studio.

While Warpaint smear their influences on their sleeves the fact remains that they are pretty much impeccable as sources. Combine this with the fact they inhabit a space which is not sardine packed with bands and their musical slant is wholly intoxicating. The aforementioned single "Undertow" is jammed full of nuance that hints at Nirvana and the Pixies and yet is distinctive enough to stand as a great song in its own right. The style is very sweet and yet has a icy skeletal quality to it which makes them a much darker prospect that say Beach House, but at the same time both bands still retain a dreamy pop quality. Opener "Set your arms down" confirms this and steadily builds through a tidal bass to five minutes plus of glorious atmosphere psychedelica, jam packed with ghostly vocals and tight harmonies.
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I came across Warpaint's music at the NPR music website & immediately fell under their spell. The band is all female and has a dark neo-psychedelic sound with ethereal three part harmony vocals.

A Los Angeles quartet dealing in sparse, atmospheric art rock, Warpaint originally consisted of the highly regarded screen actress Shannyn Sossamon and her sister Jenny Lee Lindberg (on drums & bass respectively), as well as Emily Kokal and Theresa Wayman on vocal and guitar. Sossamon left due to conflicts with her acting schedule and was replaced by Stella Mozgawa. There songs often establish a meandering, atmospheric guitar grooves that are a sharp contrast to the their delicate otherworldly vocal arrangements. Unfortunately "The Fool" wasn't released until the end of October, so this worthy album wasn't included on the notable 2010 music lists of many cultural opinion makers. "The Fool" did make the Top 10 Albums of 2010 at my own humble music blog at the Music Banter forum. NPR also gave "The Fool" an honorable mention on it's year end summary.

You may also want to check out Warpaint's earlier self produced EP, "Exquisite Corpse" which contains the spellbinding song "Billie Holiday" which is my favorite Warpaint song to date.

I've been told that "The Fool" doesn't quite capture the power of their mesmerizing live performances, so I'll have to buy the ticket and check this band out when and if they make a tour stop in my town. Meanwhile, I can't say enough good things about Warpaint's debut album on Rough Trade. I've played it constantly on my WMP jukebox and Zune portable player over the past two months.

NOTABLE TRACKS:

Set Your Arms Down
Undertow
Bees
Lissie's Heart Murmur
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Firstly a big thank you to the random people of /mu/ who turned me onto this band. Given how little mainstream recognition they get I doubt if I would have ever heard of them otherwise.
This is probably the best CD I have purchased since I got Savages "silence yourself" a while back. (see my review)
There are actually a lot of superficial similarities between those two bands Warpaint and Savages, both are all female bands, both are loosely post punk and neither band gets much mainstream media attention despite being awesome.
If I had to describe this album in simple terms I would say it sounds like a freewheeling and anarchic mix of Joy Division, Ani Di Franco and Nirvana. There are utterly beautiful moments of vocal harmony, at times the bass player sounds like she is channelling Joy Division and Prince at the same time and every song wears its heart on its sleeve.
Most of all this is REAL music. There are four women playing instruments in a room, that's it. That's all that is needed.
If you are sick of manufactured crap then you do yourself a favour and check out Warpaint. If you are into post-punk and alternative music then you will definitely enjoy this CD. If you want music with authentic heart and soul then this is for you.
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I was surprised by how easily I'd get into the entire album. I was only familiar with the tune "Undertow" and knew I'd pick this CD up one day. Took me long enough! The Vocals are unbelievably mellow, with plenty of great melodies to soothe the listener. Great production on the bass, too. Deffinately worth picking this up.
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