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Los Angeles, California, United States (2004 – present)

Warpaint is a psychedelic rock band which formed in 2004 in Los Angeles, California, United States. The band consists of Theresa Wayman (vocals, guitar), Emily Kokal (vocals, guitar), Jenny Lee Lindberg (vocals, bass), and Stella Mozgawa (drums). The band’s original drummer, Shannyn Sossamon, left the band in 2008 and was replaced by Mozgawa.

The band weaves intricate guitar lines, hypnotic vocals, and driving post-punk rhythms into gorgeous, sprawling songs that skirt the line between the soundscapes of psychedelia and intimacy. The group has gone through many line-up changes, including actress Shannyn Sossamon and Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer.

In early 2009, their self-released debut EP “Exquisite Corpse” soared straight to #1 on legendary Los Angeles Amoeba Records’ local artists chart. By September 2009, Manimal Vinyl reissued it on CD and vinyl, complete with a new bonus track, ‘Krimson’. Mixed by John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers), the EP successfully captures the band’s sonic textures and playful dynamism that they’re notorious for creating in a live setting. With a buzz already in the air, Warpaint is now beginning to stir the masses with praise in the US and abroad. Dazed and Confused calls “Exquisite Corpse” “a collection of magical psychedelia drifting over sublime moments of raw melody courtesy of the three free ethereal vocalists,” while The Independent adds, “They make a quite lovely sound with dreamy vocals, off-kilter hazy guitars.”


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  • telefon_anonim

    Thank you, True Blood! [3]

    6 Oct 12:53pm Reply
  • littlehumbug Warpaint cover Ashes to Ashes (live)

    28 Sep 5:45am Reply
  • Soulofgarden


    22 Sep 3:26am Reply
  • Maeldun

    Exquisite Corpse >>> ALL [2]

    20 Sep 3:05pm Reply
  • Korova0

    Exquisite Corpse >>> ALL

    17 Sep 5:33pm Reply
  • cleitton

    Thank you, True Blood! [2]

    14 Sep 6:28pm Reply
  • blackout_rem

    Thank you, True Blood!

    19 Aug 4:39am Reply
  • maluka_lili

    Stars will always be the best song!

    8 Aug 9:05pm Reply
  • Audiobinge!/artist/75

    2 Aug 7:11pm Reply
  • PitFiend

    @lightwarrior179 Funny you should say... I gave a buddy a copy of The Fool and he turned around and gave me a copy of Savages - Silence Yourself in return. Couldn't agree more.

    2 Aug 5:40am Reply
  • lightwarrior179

    Also, Theresa's slut shaming fiasco ended in her apologizing in her words not meaning what they looked like. Either way, it's sad but since the apology has come, it's better to move on from that. Also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jenny Lee <3

    31 Jul 8:09pm Reply
  • lightwarrior179

    Between them and Savages, we are currently in the middle of two perfect all-female quartets. Seriously, all of them are incredibly talented and their dynamics are nailed perfectly. (Even Savages, right from their debut)

    31 Jul 8:07pm Reply
  • ShipDestroyer

    28 Jul 4:42pm Reply
  • forlente

    ya i love their music but I'm just disappointed that Theresa would slut shame. it's kind of hard for me to listen to them now :/

    27 Jul 11:49pm Reply
  • julsonova

    I can't imagine basing my opinion of a band on their Q magazine interviews and Facebook posts. [2] they are awesome!

    26 Jul 6:27pm Reply
  • PitFiend

    These girls have utterly taken over my stereo since Coachella. They hit me in all the right spots. 4AD, Post Punk, Stella's Drumming, .... best all female band ever.

    22 Jul 8:18pm Reply
  • Agnesxd

    20 Jul 7:50pm Reply
  • Musilov

    Alas people, we cannot live in the past. If a band want to be at the forefront, they must take risks etc... I would like Stella's drumming to get more to the fore, and not be too electronic, more acoustic and muted; she's so great! Anyways, anything by them will make me HAPPY!

    17 Jul 6:56am Reply
  • George_Bastos01


    16 Jul 7:12pm Reply
  • spikedylacid

    @JML897 I also agree with your first statement. I like the new album but nothing feels as fantastic as their guitar-driven sound. The guitar lines are essentially why I enjoy Warpaint so much to begin with, something that is somewhat lacking with new album. @alonewiththeowl i'm not saying there is a leader, but if there was one at this point it looks like Theresa. I much preferred when emily was handling vocal duties an Theresa was on guitar since I felt T was truly great at that, but the music is still good. Not my "dream" direction but still impeccable.

    14 Jul 9:49pm Reply
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