Warpaint

Photo by Robin Laananen Warpaint

Location Info:

Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA  90401
310-458-8900
So many summer bookings in parks and other outdoor places tend to center on older, familiar classic-rock performers, tribute acts, soft-rocking jam bands and pop-reggae revivalists, so it will be refreshing to hear the invigorating and arty new sounds of Warpaint wafting over the roller coaster at the pier. The local quartet’s third album, Heads Up, is an often engrossing collision of Jenny Lee Lindberg’s intricately rooted bass lines, Stella Mozgawa’s post-punk drum patterns, and Emily Kokal’s and Theresa Wayman’s interwoven guitar riffs and languorous vocals. Tracks like the electronica-pumped “New Song” alternate with the more soothing dub dreaminess of “Whiteout” and the sparse echoes of “The Stall.” “Dre” is another shifting electronic soundscape filled with fog, whereas “Today Dear” is a stark acoustic idyll.

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