Best Indie-Rock Guitar Jams: Warpaint
"Are you guys ready to dance? Get ready. It's time," Emily Kokal told the crowd in the Mojave tent on Saturday, introducing the new tune "Disco/Very," from the band's new self-titled album, sung by bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg. As QOTSA's Josh Homme watched from the side of the stage, the sound was exotic and danceable, while the album outtake "No Way Out" balanced the soothing and the brooding. But many of the band's most memorable moments came when the eccentric rock guitars of Kokal and Theresa Wayman kicked in, like the quick bolts of electricity shaking through "Undertow." Maybe the best was saved for last, as the band gathered in a circle around drummer Stella Mozgawa and dove into an extended indie rock windout on "Elephants," colliding layers of guitar with rhythm as fans moved in closer, joining in their noisy meditation.