Posted in music | pictures on January 18, 2014

photos by Adela Loconte; words by Bill Pearis

Warpaint @ Union Pool 1/17/2014
Warpaint - Union Pool
Warpaint - Union Pool

LA quartet Warpaint will release their terrific eponymous sophomore album on Tuesday, and warmed up for their impending world tour with last-minute show at Brooklyn's 150 capacity Union Pool. Tickets were given out via record stores and online contests. For a band whose next NYC gig is at Webster Hall, it was obviously nice to see them somewhere this small but the real treat of this show was the size of the stage. With all four members within three feet of each other, you really got a sense of how much Warpaint is a real band, not just people playing music at the same time. It was a real kick to see them playing off each other, especially bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg and drummer Stella Mozgawa. Warpaint are very much about vibe and groove, which they had in abundance Friday night.

Opening with the new album's lead single "Love Is to Die," Warpaint played seven songs off the new album, plus "Elephants" from their Exquisite Corpse EP, "Bees" from their debut album, and  new song "No Way Out" which isn't on Warpaint but they've been playing live for a while. Highlight for me was maybe the sultry "Biggy," with it's fat analog synths that floated alongside their ethereal harmonies. The new album is is definitely more minimal than The Fool but that opens up a lot of space that works especially well live.

You can still get tickets to see Warpaint when they next hit NYC at Webster Hall on March 21. More pictures from Union Pool are below...

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Warpaint - Union Pool

Warpaint - Union Pool

Warpaint - Union Pool

Warpaint - Union Pool

Warpaint - Union Pool

Warpaint - Union Pool

Warpaint - Union Pool

Warpaint - Union Pool

Warpaint - Union Pool

Warpaint - Union Pool

Warpaint - Union Pool

Warpaint - Union Pool

Warpaint - Union Pool

Warpaint - Union Pool

Warpaint - Union Pool

Warpaint - Union Pool

Warpaint - Union Pool

Warpaint - Union Pool

Warpaint - Union Pool

Warpaint - Union Pool

SETLIST: Warpaint @ Union Pool, 1/17/2014
Love is to Die
Disco Very
Biggy
Feeling Alright
Hi
Keep it Healthy
No Way Out
Drive
Bees
Elephants

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Tags: Warpaint

Comments (84)

Terrible show.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 3:48 PM

All hype.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 3:51 PM

Meh

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 3:53 PM

Disposable band, disposable venue, disposable people.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 4:06 PM

"the real treat of this show was the size of the stage; with all four members within three feet of each other, you really got a sense of how much Warpaint is a real band, not just people playing music at the same time."

lol what a stupid observation. glad you could tell they're "a real band."

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 4:07 PM

the members of pink floyd stood 20 feet apart because they were not a real band.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 4:11 PM

This band isn't good.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 4:12 PM

""Disposable band, disposable venue, disposable people.""

No. No. No. All those commas. All wrong. Le sigh ...

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 4:12 PM

What time did Paz join them?

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 4:12 PM

A retarded infant could write a better description of the show.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 4:13 PM

The choice of descriptors and all around grammar in that brief article are making my head hurt. FTW?

> For a band whose next NYC gig is at Webster Hall, it was obviously nice to see them somewhere this small but the real treat of this show was the size of the stage; with all four members within three feet of each other, you really got a sense of how much Warpaint is a real band, not just people playing music at the same time.

I don't even know where to start with that clusterfuck of run-on words. Changing verb tense from "is" to "was". No. And, you should have had a period after the end of "small". You then begin the next sentence with "But", a preposition. You also have a comma splice in there, fwend. After "other", that's a semi-colon you want and not a comma. You also fucked up your use of a semi-colon when you used it there.

Jezus. BV, where the fuck did you find this grammar clown? Fired.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 4:17 PM

I could not agree more. Hire some competent writers BV. Your 3 year old nephew has better things to do.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 4:21 PM

4:15 needs to relax. Tiddies always make dat joint smoove

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 4:21 PM

weak band yo

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 4:21 PM

The only one with tiddies is da fat drummer.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 4:23 PM

People still come to the internet looking for proper grammar? Get the fuck over yourselves...

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 4:25 PM

a child could do a better write up. was he at the show?

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 4:28 PM

People still go out to see bands from L.A.? Rubbish...

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 4:29 PM

This was the most unexcited crowd I've ever been a part of.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 4:32 PM

Did Matt Harmon get a new tote?

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 4:34 PM

4:17- Not only are you an annoying grammar nazi, you're a stupid grammar nazi. Most of your corrections are just flat-out wrong.

"with all four members within three feet of each other, you really got a sense of how much Warpaint is a real band, not just people playing music at the same time."
You really think there should be a semicolon after "other"?

"I don't even know where to start with that clusterfuck"
You don't know where to start because you're a grammar moron.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 4:48 PM

I LOVE BANDS THAT FAMOUS PEOPLE LOVE

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 4:49 PM

4:25, I believe your question should begin with "Do".

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 4:49 PM

This show flat out sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 4:51 PM

This review is terribly written. Sounds like he wasn't at the show.

Posted by fan | January 18, 2014 4:54 PM

also 4:17, you say
"And, you should have had a period after the end of "small". You then begin the next sentence with "But", a preposition."

You can't make a correction to part of the sentence, and then fault the rest of the sentence for not agreeing with the change you just made. And it's also perfectly acceptable to start a sentence with a preposition in modern usage.

Here you go, since you're too stupid to learn things, you can just click on these easy links:
http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/can-you-start-sentence-preposition
http://www.spwickstrom.com/prepositions/
http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2011/11/grammar-myths-prepositions/

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 4:54 PM

Is this the same person commenting about how terribly this review is written? I was at the show, and it's pretty accurate, both in grammar and in description.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 4:55 PM

3:12 is a panzee

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 4:55 PM

The grammar nazi is lame. But the person correcting him is completely pathetic.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 4:57 PM

I went to the show. Bored me to tears. That's an accurate description.

Posted by ex-fan | January 18, 2014 4:59 PM

Hype is over, move on.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 5:01 PM

It was a terrible writeup regardless of grammar. It felt like a 7th grade book report.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 5:07 PM

5:07 Nailed it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 5:10 PM

God I hate the Red Hot Chili Peppers!

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 5:10 PM

PINK FLOYD ALWAYS SUCKED.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 5:12 PM

A 7th grade book report would be a tad more descriptive and believable that the writer was actually at the show.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 5:17 PM

Was it sold out? The bottom photo looks rather empty. My stupid punk band played to more people at UP last week.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 5:20 PM

It doesn't look like they reached capacity or close to filling the room. What gives?

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 5:22 PM

Warpaint is the best band of the decade so far.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 5:34 PM

^and that was the lamest attempt at a troll ever

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 5:44 PM

Whoever wrote this review writes press releases all the time

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 6:15 PM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 6:30 PM

any colored people in the audience?

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 6:31 PM

THIS BAND FUGGIN SUGS!

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 6:59 PM

I just want to say how happy I am that so many people are commenting on the grammar. I brought it up initially. Ya'll are making me proud! Go to St. Mark's Books and purchase a copy of The Grammar Bible. It'll be the best purchase you've made in a while.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 7:01 PM

Grate Shough!

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 7:01 PM

Hip threads? Check.

Fender Jazzmaster and/or Jaguar and/or Mustang? Check.

Must be a band I should listen to, right?

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 7:02 PM

Don't buy the hype. Lousy band.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 7:07 PM

BV, the date needs to be fixed :)

Warpaint @ Union Pool 1/17/2013

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 7:08 PM

AMERICAN ROCK AND ROLL

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 7:09 PM

No one will remember this band in 5 years.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 7:24 PM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 7:36 PM

BV meme, me? shure 58, sucka.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 8:13 PM

She was o k

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 8:30 PM

Please someone help me and tell me what I'm supposed to be listening to!!!!

Posted by Ronald Havenfeld | January 18, 2014 8:50 PM

^ Panzee

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 8:55 PM

Warpaint is the best band of the decade so far.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 9:08 PM

Is that Dev, the Blood Orange dude, in the lower right corner of that last picture?

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 9:12 PM

Bahahahaha. #NOTR (Notion of the year)

When bands stand near each other on stage during a performance, it means they're more of a band.

So by that logic, if they pile on top of each other (foxy), they're even *more* of a band!

OK, Warpaint ... get to it. We KNOW you're a band. Prove it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 9:14 PM

All this BV hate makes me think this band is probably actually good. Thanks, idiots!

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 9:28 PM

This band is good. I don't understand the hate.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 9:31 PM

^ Wait, you mean . . . oh, ugh, UGH. Just . . . Oh, just GOSH.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 10:12 PM

Grammar is easy to pick on here. The inane description of the stage set-up and the basic lack of content about the actual show is harder to forgive. I guess this is the state of modern music journalism.

The first crop of rock writers fought for credibility in the field of journalism. This...I don't know what this is supposed to be.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 11:31 PM

People coming onto a music blog to comment on or correct grammer are both annoying and pathetic. I used to feel sympathy for him/them but it has evolved into genuine revulsion. Way to go dickless, you win the internet, now go read the dictionary or something and leave us alone to talk about (ahem) music.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 11:51 PM

Pink Floyd made some great music after Dark Side, but they became essentially Roger's backing band so yeah they actually did become less and less of a band over time ... from standing far away from each other on stage? Who knows, but maybe.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2014 11:55 PM

I'm about as close to myself as I can get, I'm feeling really band-y right now, as opposed to someone who's just being two people at the same time

Posted by Dave | January 19, 2014 12:02 AM

11:57 ftw

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2014 12:19 AM

Then solo artists are always the most band-y. Makes sense.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2014 12:27 AM

j'acuzzi boys>warpaint

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2014 1:45 AM

anybody wanna touch cocks?

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2014 2:29 AM

further proof that women shouldn't play music.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2014 2:39 AM

the iPods

Posted by the iPods | January 19, 2014 3:31 AM

^ ^ ^

Someone came home from the club a little wound up last night amirite

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2014 9:43 AM

It's not the grammar that's bad in this post, it's the reading comprehension skills in the commenters. The observation in the review isn't that Warpaint are clearly a cohesive unit because they were physically standing close you each other. It was that with all four so close, you could take the band in as a whole in your field of vision, and tell cohesive they are as a musical unit. Not in proximity, but in sensibility.
Idiots.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2014 6:24 PM

band is actually good live..take fungus next time people

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2014 6:26 PM

>>It's not the grammar that's bad in this post, it's the reading comprehension skills in the commenters. The observation in the review isn't that Warpaint are clearly a cohesive unit because they were physically standing close you each other. It was that with all four so close, you could take the band in as a whole in your field of vision, and tell cohesive they are as a musical unit. Not in proximity, but in sensibility.
Idiots.


Ahem. Since you brought up grammar ...

This sentence needs work: "It was that with all four so close, you could take the band in as a whole in your field of vision, and tell cohesive they are as a musical unit."

It really should read:

It was that, with all four so close, you could take the band in as a whole in your field of vision and tell how cohesive they were as a musical unit.


Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2014 6:38 PM

""People coming onto a music blog to comment on or correct grammer are both annoying and pathetic. I used to feel sympathy for him/them but it has evolved into genuine revulsion. Way to go dickless, you win the internet, now go read the dictionary or something and leave us alone to talk about (ahem) music.""


Right! Because on BV, ahem, people are only ever speaking about the music, right? Riiiiiiiiight. Don't let the door hit you on the way back to your flyoverstate, Newbie.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2014 7:16 PM

any noods?

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2014 7:24 PM

Terrible crowd. Just terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2014 5:18 AM

inoods

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2014 8:17 AM

6:38 wanna rub fronts?

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2014 9:09 AM

more haters with this album than after the first one, hmmm... they must be doing something right to make the trolls green with envy.

Posted by Zanzibr | January 23, 2014 6:02 PM

these girls get way too much attention for the piss poor musak they spit out. i guess being from LA, being related to/f*king famous people gets you somewhere. that's why they always play in the UK more than any other country because of the small venues they *kinda* pack and the silly brits think they are the greatest thing since a toastie. never understood the attraction of jenny either. she dresses like a homeless peasant after a hard night of churning butter.

Posted by mikemeyers | January 24, 2014 8:39 AM

I really like this song but every time I listen to it, at the part where she sings the line "Love Is To Die" my ears recoil a bit.. not because it's bad but just kind of an unexpected note and change of tone.

Posted by Lesi | November 2, 2014 12:01 PM

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