Warpaint – “Biggy”

Wowwwww. Now this song right here gives me goosebumps. I can’t believe I’ve gone this long in life without hearing Warpaint, a Los Angeles-based indie rock group composed of members Theresa Wayman, Emily Kokal, Jenny Lee Lindberg, and Stella Mozgawa. After coming across their debut, 2010’s The Fool,  and in particular the track “Undertow,” I’ve been jonesing to hear more, drawn in by their brooding and often moody sounds, and hearing their second record from last year, Warpaint, I’m really liking what I hear.

And this one? Simply put: Everything about this song is badass.

Right from the get-go “Biggy” rumbles…starting off low and slow but steadily gaining in intensity. When those lonesome, overwhelming keys come in during the intro I feel like shit is about to go down, like you’re in the middle of the desert standing off against an army, with sweat on your brow, blood in your eye, two shots left in your gun and the acceptance that you’re gonna go out fighting. This is that song for that very moment, and the performance by Kokal, the harmonies, and the pervasive feel of dread…man, this listen will remain on my playlist for a while yet.

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