Warpaint perform in The Current studio

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Jenny Lee Lindberg of Warpaint performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Leah Garaas)
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  • Warpaint - Whiteout (live on 89.3 The Current) 04:41
  • Warpaint - New Song (live on 89.3 The Current) 04:19
  • Warpaint - No Way Out (live on 89.3 The Current) 07:15

Heads Up is the latest full-length album from Los Angeles quartet, Warpaint (whose previous releases include 2010's The Fool and 2014's self-titled album). The band recently stopped by our studio to share songs from that forthcoming release and chat with Mac Wilson about what went in to writing and recording the album.

In describing Heads Up, bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg says, "Each song is a surprise, and each song is different than the one that came before and the one that comes after ... you never know what you're going to get."

"I think we've set ourselves up to do it our way," adds guitarist/vocalist Emily Kokal. "We've been really patient, we've taken our time, and I think with this album, there was a desire to try something different ... to make it a little 'dancier' and make it something that would be really fun to play live."

Warpaint will be back in town on Sept. 29 for a show at the Fine Line in Minneapolis.

Songs Performed


"Whiteout"
"New Song"
"No Way Out"

"No Way Out" was released as a non-album track in 2015. "Whiteout" and "New Song" come from their latest album, Heads Up, available Sept. 23 from Rough Trade Records.

Hosted by Mac Wilson
Produced by Anna Reed
Engineered by Cameron Wiley
Web feature by Daniel Nass

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    Emily Kokal of Warpaint performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Leah Garaas)
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    Warpaint in The Current studio (MPR / Leah Garaas)
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    Emily Kokal of Warpaint in The Current studio (MPR / Leah Garaas)
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    Theresa Wayman of Warpaint performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Leah Garaas)
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    Warpaint in The Current studio (MPR / Leah Garaas)