It's been three years since their last album, but L.A. quartet Warpaint has lived up to the anticipation. In January 2016, there was word of the group’s return to the studio and fast-forward 9 months, Heads Up is released with a full-blown tour. Their hiatus comes to no surprise; their discography is familiar with long stretches of breaks so members can work on solo and side projects. Despite their infrequent releases, Warpaint's sound remains an eerie escapade, incorporating a lo-fi trance and dark, down-tempo allure.
'Heads Up' is no different. The entrancing track is laced with the group's classic harmonies, echoing guitars, and deep bass lines that bond the varietal dreamy sounds. The end product is a true-to-style piece. The fading of the vocals and high toned riffs pull listeners out of the siren-like dazes. Overall, the tune is coated with an ominous style but remains more up-beat and “light” compared to some darker songs on the newly released album.
We were able to see the group perform while on tour and they didn’t disappoint. While the group worked collectively and seemed to have an almost gloomy synchronization, their individual styles and high energy created an upbeat and fun twist. Listen to the track/album below and catch them on tour now.