The folks over at Stereogum picked Warpaint for their "40 Best New Bands of 2010" list. Here is what they had to say:
The ladies of Warpaint give good press shot, look great on video
; in 2008 the self-released the Exquisite Corpse
EP (re-released by Manimal Vinly the next year) that was produced by
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ John Frusciante. To that extent, theirs is a
name we’ve known for a bit. However it’s since this year’s SXSW, where
their lineup’s been finalized with the technically terrific Stella
Mozgawa confirmed as drummer and immediately impacting the band’s
sound, that they seem to have started in earnest. The live show since
have been practically sublime, certainly breathtaking, and most
impressive not just for the quick chemistry the quartet has displayed
but the quality of the writing on new songs set for The Fool, their
full-length debut out this fall. Try “Undertow
,” for instance: Where previously posted tracks like “Elephants
” and “Stars
traded in darkened, gauzy, sporadically dynamic hypnotica, this one is
less about groove meditation and more about memorable melody, evocative
phrasing, song-structural development. Promising.
Check out the rest of the list here!
Stereogum's "40 Best New Bands of 2020"