Warpaint to release new album 'Heads Up'

Warpaint have announced their third studio album Heads Up will be released via Rough Trade Records / Remote Control on Friday 23 September. Today the band have shared the first single from the album titled ‘New Song’ which received its first play via triple j this morning.

Heads Up was recorded after the band spent 2015 apart working on solo projects. Reuniting in January this year, the band started to work with producer Jacob Bercovici, whom they had worked on their debut EP Exquisite Corpse. The album was recorded in House on The Hill studio in downtown LA, their home studios and Papap’s Palace and was for the first time ever, recorded in pairs and alone rather than as a full band.

"The doors were a little more open in terms of what was accepted and what wasn’t, because we were sharing ideas so rapidly between us” says the band drummer Stella Mozgawa of the recording process. "Everybody was allowed to have their space, time and creative freedom with songs and figure out, ‘I wonder what the best notes would be? I wonder what the best would be to play?” says bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg. “Everybody got to sit and go, “What do I want to do to this? What’s my part? What’s My Role? How can I make it the best?” 

“I feel really proud of what we made – almost surprised,” says Linberg “When we were making it, I was like “I wonder what this is going to sound like? How’s this going to come together so nicely? I feel so proud of it, and like  its an evolution of our band, It sounds like a mature version of Warpaint”

Heads Up Tracklisting

1. Whiteout
2. By Your Side
3. New Song
4. The Stall
5. So Good
6. Don't Wanna
7. Don't Let Go
8. Dre
9. Heads Up
10. Above Control
11. Today Dear