The crowd went absolutely wild when Los Angeles-based dreampop rockers Warpaint took the darkened 3rd & Lindsley stage. The fabulous female foursome began their set with “Bees”, from their first full length album, 2010’s The Fool, and moved swiftly into “Heads Up”, the ethereal groover and title track from their latest release, out in October.
The stage remained dim for the entire of the show—the band was never lit from the front, only from behind, using blues and purples, with the occasional burst of shimmering white light. There was also very little banter from the stage, a scenario that lulled the audience into a trance-like state, the focus directed towards the music, not on its creators.
Those gathered sang along, particularly to “Undertow”, another selection from their debut album, showing that those in attendance were truly initiated Warpaint followers. The band’s musicianship was on point and their chemistry was palpable, their closeness no doubt contributed to their synchronicity and function as a unified force to be reckoned with on the stage.
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