Watch Warpaint Perform Live At Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club In a career-spanning show at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club, the L.A. band showcases its ethereal harmonies and moody, grooving, hypnotic sound.

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Watch a 90-minute concert video of Warpaint at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

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Warpaint, Live In Concert

The four women of Warpaint may hail from Los Angeles, but their sound has always conveyed the windswept heft of a rainy Seattle scene. Their hypnotic grooves, ethereal harmonies and massive drums recall bits and pieces of the grunge, alt-rock and shoegaze scenes that mark the region. In a set recorded live in Washington, D.C., that spanned three records — from 2010's The Fool to this year's Heads Up — the band showcased the full power of its moody, grooving sound.

From the start, Warpaint has been knocking on the door of an aesthetic that captivates by playing off the tension between hard-driving rhythms and spectral atmospherics. At the 9:30 Club, with smoke catching the lights and plumes of guitars mingling with Stella Mozgawa's titanic drums, the band brought its records to life on a whole new scale.

Heads Up is out now. Warpaint is on tour.

Set List

  • "Bees"
  • "Heads Up"
  • "The Stall"
  • "Undertow"
  • "Hi"
  • "No Way Out"
  • "CC"
  • "Whiteout"
  • "Beetles"
  • "Elephants"
  • "Love Is To Die"
  • "New Song"
  • "Disco"
  • "Biggy"
  • "So Good"
  • "Keep It Healthy"
  • "Krimson"

Credits

Director: Mito Habe-Evans; Producers: Saidah Blount, Lars Gotrich, Benjamin Naddaff-Hafrey; Editor: Nickolai Hammar; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Nicole Boliaux, Nicole Conflenti, Kara Frame, Nickolai Hammar, Cameron Robert, Maia Stern; Executive Producer: Anya Grundmann; Special Thanks: 9:30 Club.

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