Warpaint announce new album ‘Heads Up’ + stream new track


Warpaint have announced that their new album ‘Heads Up’ will be out on 23rd September via Rough Trade. You can get an early taste of the album by streaming the first single New Song via YouTube below.

Pre-order ‘Heads Up’ via the Rough Trade Webstore here, where you’ll receive some very special exclusive items including the album on limited edition pink and black coloured vinyl, “No Way Out (redux)” b/w “I’ll Start Believing” 7”, autographed postcard (500 only) and a custom-printed flower seed packet (UK and US only).

Warpaint Heads Up

You can also pre-order the album from iTunes and Amazon HERE

Warpaint studio

‘Heads Up’ was recorded after Warpaint spent 2015 apart working on solo projects, including Jenny Lee’s recently released album ‘Right On!’. Emily, Theresa, Jenny and Stella then reunited in January this year with producer Jacob Bercovici, with whom they had worked on their much loved debut EP ‘Exquisite Corpse’. ‘Heads Up’ was recorded at House on The Hill studio in downtown LA, their home studios and Papap’s Palace. Of the experience, drummer Stella Mozgawa explains: “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. The roles that each of us individually had—or had established—were a little more malleable.”

Bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg says: “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 part would be to play?’ Everybody got to sit and go, ‘What do I want to do on 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 and shocked,” Lindberg continues. “When we were making it, I was like, ‘I wonder what this is going to sound like? How’s this going to come together?’ I love the way that it came together so nicely. I feel so proud of it, and like it’s an evolution of our band. It sounds like a mature version of Warpaint.”

‘Heads Up’ track listing:

01 Whiteout
02 By Your Side
03 New Song
04 The Stall
05 So Good
06 Don’t Wanna
07 Don’t Let Go
08 Dre
09 Heads Up
10 Above Control
11 Today Dear