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Albums Of The Week: Warpaint | Radiate Like This

The L.A. indie-rockers tone it down on their first new album in nearly six years.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Radiate Like This — Warpaint’s much-anticipated new record, not to mention their first in almost six years — arrives with its own very modern mythology intact, continuing the strange, brilliant, beautiful story of the band and quite neatly picking up where Heads Up left off.

If the previous album was the coming of age, Radiate Like This presents Warpaint Mk II in all their glory, a luminous coalescence of sound and vision which stubbornly belies its genesis, with the quartet of Emily Kokal, Theresa Wayman, Stella Mozgawa and Jenny Lee Lindberg all recording their parts separately in various cities.

“It’s the first time we’ve ever made an album like that, but in a weird way, it made us take our time with everything”, muses Kokal. “The process felt more meditative, less rushed”. This new sense of quiet confidence can be heard all through the album, in the hushed, slow build of first single Champion, the beguiling push pull of Proof, the delicate intricacy and complexity of tracks like Melting and the winking Send Nudes. It’s an album that pulsates with ideas, energy and- most crucially — gorgeous melodies. Listen on in wonder.”