Album Review: Warpaint

Rough Trade Records
Producer: Mark “Flood” Ellis
Score: 6 out of 10


Warpaint smears itself fresh on the new music scene with this sophomore release. The L.A. band claims most songs were written in free flowing jams and a stint in Joshua Tree, which is evident. The album’s ethereal vastness makes for quite the desert soundscape.  You want to like this album; the problem is that the material may be good...but in all the same ways. The middle tracks blend together in a sleepy, non-descript haze. Plus, nearly every song cracks the four-minute mark (a few seeping into five), which had me nodding off.  – Ted Jamison