The Belle Jar- Union Station
Mar 5, 2014
With surges in production of both post-psychedelia and minimalism in the indie world, it’s easy to lose some bands in the shuffle. But when one band combines both halves so fluidly and endearingly, it’s hard not to perk up.
The all-female quartet Warpaint released The Fool on October 25, and it has a closeness about it that encourages dark, empty-room listening and strict attention.
The for-your-ears-only vocals feel almost whispered and calm—even exacting. The intricate-but-delicate guitar work adds a warm and rich timbre to an open-air mix, leaving listeners pining for what’s next.
For a debut LP, The Fool extracts many emotions effortlessly: suspense, solitude, excitement, discomfort, and joy.
Listen to "Undertow":