Heads Up. The local quartet have conjured an entrancingly mysterious vibe on their previous recordings, but this time they tried to infuse their past inspirations with a consciously dance-focused sound. Their multiple vocalists, led by Emily Kokal, continue to unwind their ghostly vocals over Kokal’s and Theresa Wayman’s shape-shifting guitars, and Jenny Lee Lindberg still pumps out shadowy, post-punk bass lines. But there are new hints of disco and dance music in drummer Stella Mozgawa’s rhythms on such tracks as the aptly titled “New Song.” Kokal coos serenely on “Whiteout” amid Lindberg’s funky low bass and Wayman’s celestial guitar tones. “There is an anchor, I’ll put it in my heart,” Kokal promises, as the rest of the world spins heedlessly around her.
Warpaint wanted to do something different for their third album,