Thursday, April 13, 2017

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Warpaint

Song:Love Is To Die

Warpaint is an all girl band who have had success on the indie rock circuit with their atmospheric sound. They were formed in Los Angeles in 2004 by lead singer Emily Kokal and guitarist Theresa Wayman who were childhood friends along with sisters Jenny Lee Lindberg on bass and Shannyn Sossamon on drums. Shannyn is also an actress who made a big splash in the 2001 film A Knight's Tale. She left Warpaint in 2007 after having a baby and then her acting schedule got too busy. She would eventually be replaced by Stella Mozgawa. Warpaint got their big break in 2007 when Emily was dating Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante. He helped them produce an EP and Warpaint signed with the British label Rough Trade. Their debut album The Fool was released in 2010 and they toured to support it. Love Is To Die is from the 2014 CD Warpaint which the band wrote and produced with veteran recording engineer Mark "Flood" Ellis. Love Is To Die got a big boost when it was used in a Calvin Klein commercial. After Warpaint toured to support the album, each member worked on side projects. Theresa formed the band BOSS and Jenny released a solo album. It gave them a fresh perspective when it came time to record the album Heads Up which was released Apr. 2016. They toured, took a Christmas break and they are touring again. I recommend Warpaint to fans of Dream Pop and psychedelia. Here's Warpaint performing Love Is To Die on Conan 2014. This was Warpaint's TV debut. I think they did pretty well.

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