WARPAINT + FACIAL + GOLDENSUNS @ THE FONDA THEATRE
Photos and recap by Maximilian Ho
Back home in front of a sold-out crowd at The Fonda Theatre, Warpaint showcased new songs in support of their third studio album Heads Up before heading to Europe. The quartet picked up the tempo with new material like the danceable title track “Heads Up” and the funky/disco vibe set forth by drummer Stella Mozgawa and bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg on “New Song.”
Warpaint was doing what they do best when a fight broke out and the band had to stop the performance of “No Way Out.” What causes people to become disruptive during a Warpaint show is certainly not reflective of their music, which is peaceful and calming. The bad vibes eventually disappeared and the good energy of Warpaint’s music played on.
Emily Kokal and Theresa Wayman shared harmonized vocals many times, especially on the etheric sounding “Keep It Healthy.” The crowd was ecstatic to hear the musical poetry that is “Love Is to Die.” They closed out the show with the mysteriously intriguing “Krimson.” Warpaint will be playing in the U.S. again in November.