Warpaint shares a new track today, “Hips.” The new track is lifted from Radiate Like This, Warpaint’s first full length in six years, out May 6, 2022. The new track follows previous singles “Champion” and “Stevie.” In the six years since 2016’s much-lauded Heads Up, Warpaint’s four members—Emily Kokal, Jenny Lee Lindberg, Stella Mozgawa and Theresa Wayman—have been busy living. Babies, jobs, tours, solo albums, intercontinental and cross country moves all became priorities, presenting mounting logistical challenges to getting the band back together, as they say, and allowing a little space to think “what if we didn’t?”
Eventually, though, each of the women found themselves drawn inexorably back together. Warpaint is as much a home for them as a band, having been together for nearly 20 years. They had just completed the foundational tracking sessions with co-producer Sam Petts-Davies (Thom Yorke, Frank Ocean, Skullcrusher) when the pandemic hit and they were forced to retreat to respective safety.
Physically separated by the pandemic, each musician recorded her parts separately—often in makeshift home studios—before sending on to the next, creating songs layer by layer. Deciding to delay the release until they could tour allowed them to further hone each track, spending more time building and rebuilding than they had in the past. The result is a body of work that is sharper and more focused than any of their previous, each song as tight, beguiling and proud as a diamond.
“I was saying the other day that we should’ve called this album “Exquisite Corpse”, but it was already taken,” jokes Kokal, referring to the title of the band’s debut EP. Radiate Like This captures what’s always been the magic of Warpaint—the delicate interplay of four separate parts coalescing in motion—while somehow allowing each individual to shine a little brighter.
Warpaint is Emily Kokal (guitar, vocals), Jenny Lee Lindberg (bass, vocals), Stella Mozgawa (drums, vocals) and Theresa Wayman (guitar, vocals). Radiate Like This follows their critically beloved debut EP Exquisite Corpse, 2010’s The Fool, 2014’s Warpaint and 2016’s Heads Up.
Radiate Like This
3. Hard To Tell You
5. Like Sweetness
10. Send Nudes
Warpaint 2022 Tour Dates
May 9 – La Cigale – Paris, France
May 11 – O2 Academy – Bristol, United Kingdom
May 12 – Albert Hall, Manchester – United Kingdom
May 13 – SWG3 Galvanisers – Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 14 – National Stadium – Dublin, Ireland
May 17 – De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill, United Kingdom
May 18 – The Roundhouse – London, United Kingdom
May 20 – Huxleys – Berlin, Germany
May 21 – Live Music Hall – Cologne, Germany
May 22 – Fabrik – Hamburg, Germany
May 24 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 26 – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium
May 28 – Progresja – Warsaw, Poland
June 1 – Zorlu Performing Arts Center – Istanbul, Turkey
June 3 – Primavera Sound – Barcelona, Spain
July 20 – Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PN
July 22 – Capital Turnaround – Washington, D.C.
July 23 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
July 24 – Brooklyn Made – Brooklyn, NY
July 25 – Brooklyn Made – Brooklyn, NY
July 27 – Opera House – Toronto, ON
July 28 – El Club – Detroit, MI
August 18 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
August 19 – John Anson Ford Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
August 20 – Psycho Festival – Las Vegas, NV
August 22 – The UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA
August 23 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
August 25 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
August 26 – The Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, B.C.
August 27 – Revolution Hall – Portland, OR
Pre-order Radiate Like This by Warpaint HERE