Warpaint – s/t
These girls from California make music that doesn’t sound at all Californian. It’s dark and claustrophobic, and there isn’t a sunny major chord in sight. Instruments and voices weave sensuously around each other like wisps of smoke, but they’re always underpinned by a tight sense of rhythm and structure. The singers seem to work almost intuitively with each other and aren’t afraid of dissonant clashes, tones apart. It’s brooding and beautiful.