Warpaint blend art rock and pop eeriness on "New Song," a track from their upcoming third LP, Heads Up, out September 23rd via Rough Trade Records. "You've got the moves," the L.A. quartet harmonizes over zig-zagging percussion, electronic loops and echoing guitar leads. "I have never felt this strong, dancing to you all night long."
Heads Up was produced by Jacob Bercovici, who worked on Warpaint's debut EP, 2008's Exquisite Corpse. The band reunited for sessions in January after having spent 2015 working on solo projects – including singer-bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg's debut 2015's right on!
The new album, which follows 2014's Warpaint, was influenced by an eclectic group of artists, including Janet Jackson, Björk, Kendrick Lamar and Outkast.
"I feel really proud of what we made – almost surprised and shocked," Lindberg said in a statement. "When we were making it, I was like, 'I wonder what this is going to sound like? How's this going to come together?' I love the way that it came together so nicely. I feel so proud of it, and like it's an evolution of our band. It sounds like a mature version of Warpaint."
The band will promote the album this fall on a global tour, which kicks off September 19th in Seattle and winds down November 4th at the Iceland Airwaves Festival in Reykjavik.
Warpaint – Heads Up Track List
2. "By Your Side"
3. "New Song"
4. "The Stall"
5. "So Good"
6. "Don’t Wanna"
7. "Don't Let Go"
9. "Heads Up"
10. "Above Control"
11. "Today Dear"
Warpaint Tour Dates
September 19 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
September 20 - Vancouver, BC @ Imperial Vancouver
September 21 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
September 23 - Oakdale, CA @ Symbiosis Festival
September 24 - Long Beach, CA @ Music Tastes Good
September 25 - Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful
September 27 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
September 29 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
September 30 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
October 1 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
October 3 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
October 4 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
October 6 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
October 7 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
October 8 - New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
October 9 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
October 12 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
October 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
October 22 - Bristol, U.K. @ Simple Things Festival
October 23 - Edinburgh, U.K. @ Queens Hall
October 24 - Manchester, U.K. @ Albert Hall
October 26 - Liverpool, U.K. @ The Dome
October 27 - London, U.K. @ The Roundhouse
October 29 - Paris, France @ Pitchfork Festival
October 30 - Cologne, Germany @ Live Musik Hall
November 1 - Berlin, Germany @ Astra
November 2 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
November 4 - Reykjavik, Iceland @ Iceland Airwaves – Húrra