Warpaint Releases New Track “Whiteout”

Four-piece outfit delivers an upbeat taste of Heads Up

Warpaint
Photo credit: Mia Kirby

Los Angeles indie rockers Warpaint have dropped a new song from their upcoming third album Heads Up, out September 23.

“Whiteout” is a laid-back, upbeat track, in line with the new album’s lead single “New Song.” It features the four piece harmonizing over a danceable rhythm section from bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg and drummer Stella Mozgawa.

Heads Up was aimed to be more energetic than previous releases. Rather than record as a full ensemble, the band elected to record in pairs and alone to shake up the creative process.

“We’ve always had this really jammy, high-energy live show compared to some of our records,” said vocalist and guitarist Emily Kokal in a press release. “We all love to dance. We didn’t want to take away from the emotion or the core feeling of what our band is all about—which I don’t even think we could take out if we wanted, because it is who we are—but we wanted to bump the speed up and have a little bit more fun.”

Listen to Warpaint’s “Whiteout” and check out their current tour dates below.

Warpaint Tour Dates:

Sep 19 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA
Sep 20 – Imperial Vancouver – Vancouver, Canada
Sep 21 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
Sep 23 – Symbiosis Gathering- Oakdale, CA
Sep 24 – Music Tastes Good (w/ P.O.S.) – Long Beach, CA
Sep 25 – Life is Beautiful – Las Vegas, NV
Sep 27 – Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
Sep 29 – Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
Sep 30 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
Oct 01 – St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
Oct 03 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, Canada
Oct 04 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
Oct 06 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
Oct 07 – Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY
Oct 08 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Oct 09 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
Oct 12 – The Filmore – San Francisco, CA
Oct 13 – The Fonda Theater – Hollywood, CA
Oct 22 – Simple Things Festival – Bristol, United Kingdom
Oct 23 – Queens Hall – Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Oct 24 – Albert Hall – Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 26 – The Dome – Liverpool, United Kingdom
Oct 27 – Roundhouse – London, United Kingdom
Oct 29 – Pitchfork Music Festival – Paris, France
Oct 30 – Live Musik Hall – Cologne, Germany
Nov 01 – Astra – Berlin, Germany
Nov 02 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 04 – Iceland Airwaves Festival – Reykjavik, Iceland
Nov 10 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
Nov 11 – Revelry Room – Chattanooga, TN
Nov 12 – 3rd & Lindsley – Nashville, TN
Nov 14 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
Nov 16 – Warehouse Live Ballroom – Houston, TX
Nov 17 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
Nov 18 – Trees – Dallas, TX
Nov 20 – Corona Capital – Mexico City, Mexico
Nov 22 – Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA

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