Warpaint - "Undertow"

A recent staple of an increasingly compelling live show, “Undertow” has already inspired a rhapsodic “look out for this song/record/band” post with only a marginally watchable, live fan-clip affixed as an exhibit. The album that will host it in properly recorded form is The Fool, the band is the all-female L.A. quartet Warpaint, one of our Stereogum40: Class of 2010 because this is the year their debut full-length The Fool comes out, with all parties involved wisely selecting this track as its lead single. Soon there’s a tour, this band paired with the Mercury Prize’s very own the xx, for a sultry bill appropriate for date night or any order of mild, pill-based depressants.

First taste of The Fool, a slowly unspooling, evocatively melodic and wonderfully structured rhythmic witch song, here:

The Fool is out 10/25 via Rough Trade. Here are those tour dates with the xx, in flyer form:

Warpaint 2010 Tour With The xx

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Comments (3)
  1. I’d love to see them, but did they have to tour with The xx? Dear God, they are so dull live.

  2. yeah, they killed FYF fest. bassist / drummer were amazing together. lead singer had a calmness on stage that was really appealing

  3. So, yes to this. My anticipation to this album is mounting.

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