Warpaint Songs Ranked

Warpaint is an American indie rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 2004. The band consists of Emily Kokal (vocals, guitar), Theresa Wayman (vocals, guitar), Jenny Lee Lindberg (bass, vocals), and Stella Mozgawa (drums). To date, the band has released three studio albums: The Fool (2010), Warpaint (2014), and Heads Up (2016). Warpaint formed in Los Angeles on Valentine’s Day 2004. The original lineup consisted of childhood friends Wayman and Kokal alongside sisters Lindberg and Shannyn Sossamon. The band played in the Los Angeles area for three years, writing songs (“Stars”, “Beetles” and “Elephants”) which would eventually comprise their debut EP. Here are all of Warpaint’s songs ranked.

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10. Heads Up (Heads Up, 2016)

“Really blown away by the talent and versatility of this band. The layers of sound really rewards active listening, and the “VIBE” is so compelling, melodic, passionate, engaging, and relaxing simultaneously (which is unique). You can get deeply involved in their tunes or totally enjoy it as background. This is special band, I can’t believe I only learned of them recently. I am enjoying their first two albums as much as this one. A must listen for anyone into indie rock.”

9. Dre (Heads Up, 2016)

“Has that classic New York mid-late 2000s trip-hop vibe to it. Soul brothers will find the atmosphere of Heads Up typically chilling ,and romantic, glistening off the city’s night lights. Those not attuned will probably find the album passé and pointless.”

8. Bees (The Fool, 2010)

“It seems like a woman talking to her ex, who she’s had a bad relationship with, years after they parted ways. He’s is trying to get ‘his’ child from her. He’s “gotten himself straight” after all this time, and feels like he can come back into her life, but she’s not planning on letting him. “I’m not the one to continue on.” It was probably an abusive relationship, “And your thoughts they got me”, and she isn’t going to let him think he’s ever going to come back to her, much less her kid, until, possibly, he stops thinking he’s got any right to ever do so.”

Warpaint: The Fool Album Review | Pitchfork

7. New Song (Heads Up, 2016)

“I have no problem with a band trying to make their sound more catchy or accessible. I just hope that the resulting song would be a little bit more inspired than Warpaint’s “New Song” or at the very least have a better chorus.”

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6. Drive (Warpaint 2014)

“Before she started this playing this song in Sydney last night, Emily said it was a song about being released from your limitations. I think that’s a nice meaning.”

5. Disco//very (Warpaint 2014)

“”Disco//Very” lends itself to being the catchiest track on the album. It is one with a comparably energetic pace and avoids the pitfall into a song that blends poorly with the rest by remaining sonically arousing. “

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4. Undertow (The Fool, 2010)

“They actually have some better songs this year, this one is probably the catchiest of the bunch I have heard. Recently they played at Wash U where I and Wilcaz go to school but I had to work(at least there was a beautiful girl there working with me) As for the song it fits the name of the group. I just see paint everywhere and the dreaminess of the song is one of chaotic Jackson Pollack dreaminess and not Taylor Swift mainstream stuff. The vocals or enchanting as or all their other songs, the great group here.”

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3. Above Control (Heads Up, 2016)

“Warpaint tries on beats and aims for the dark dancefloors with _Heads Up_. The result is a very relaxing and pleasant slow groove to trip hop. They still cannot deny their Jam Rock tendencies and there are a lot of those moments here. Still, their harmonies are entrancing and this is worth checking out for fans of their previous efforts.”

2. Love is to Die (Warpaint, 2014)

“This song is about the ups and downs of love, but in a very optimistic fashion. It’s about the give and takes, the compromises, the valleys, the highs. The reason I think it’s overall very optimistic is because of the last line “Love is to die, why did you not die”, as if to say, “yes, that hurt, but we’re okay, we didn’t die and we love each other so…let’s just dance.” The one line that bugs me that I have no clue about is “learn to the five”

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1. Biggy (Warpaint, 2014)

“I think this song represents the experience of the whole album. It makes you feel like you’re high “above the clouds”. It’s about changing into someone better, growing up, becoming more mature, and finding happiness. Yes, the song is about falling in love for the first time after thinking that you never would or falling in love for real for the first time.”