Slow motion’s a speed that works well for Warpaint, a trio of L.A. ladies and a drummer guy trading in gauzy, darkened post-punk hypnotica. Their video for “Elephants” matches framerates with the dreamy Lynchian clip they delivered for the quietly anxious “Stars,” but here they’re dressed in Stevie Nicks lace scattered across a bare performance space. Director Bruce Miller portrays them well, laconic and ethereal with a certain sorceress’ force, just as likely to break your heart as to be cast in a remake of The Craft.

(via FADER)

Warpaint’s perfectly titled Exquisite Corpse EP — mixed by ex-Red Hot Chili Pepper John Frusciante — is out via Manimal Vinyl. They’re going on tour with Akron/Family. Where to catch it:

02/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Natural History Museum^
02/17 – Greensboro, NC @ Artistika Nightclub*
02/18 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club*
02/19 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth*
02/20 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder*
02/21 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks*
02/23 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s On Washington*
02/24 – Austin, TX @ The Parish*
02/25 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater*
02/26 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe*
02/27 – Nashville, TX @ Exit/In*
02/28 – Knoxville, TX @ Pilot Light*
03/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg*

^ w/ Yeasayer
* w/ Akron/Family

Comments (15)
  1. eugene  |   Posted on Jan 8th, 2010 0

    that guy playing drums is the chilli peppers new guitarist, josh klinghoffer.

  2. Rinjo Njori  |   Posted on Jan 8th, 2010 -1

    This is a bad mix of Siouxsie Sioux and Evanescence.

  3. Nice. Pumped to see the Knoxville show

  4. These girls were made for YouTube. I hope they get really famous and make sexy mistakes.

  5. Wind annoying, black bra, old stockings, bad haircuts

  6. Love this band. Love this song. Love that EP. This video…. eh.

  7. adi  |   Posted on Jan 9th, 2010 -1

    At 3 minutes, I had enough. It wasn’t pleasant on the ears. Just sounds like a disfunction of sounds, and the lead singer creeped me out at one point. In other words…what the fuck?

  8. m...  |   Posted on Jan 9th, 2010 0

    only good thing about this was the drummer. who left.

  9. scroby  |   Posted on Jan 10th, 2010 0

    Reminds me a lot of portishead. I can dig it

  10. @adi: this is what takes to assess a record (or a band) these days… 3 minutes!!??!!

    Love the EP.

  11. i liked the video.

  12. anonymous  |   Posted on Jan 12th, 2010 0

    What a friggin awesome song…
    bassist was kinda hot and she could play quite a tune!
    Singer was great, drums were awesome… great video simple.

  13. anonymous  |   Posted on Jan 12th, 2010 0

    i remember when shannyn sossamon was in this band. her sister’s the bassist.

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