These days, Los Angeles four-piece rockers Warpaint have become more textural and impressionistic than they let on in their debut, 2010's The Fool. With their self-titled sophomore album produced by Mark "Flood" Ellis (U2, Smashing Pumpkins) and mixed by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead), Warpaint unravel like celestial curtains, the drums expansive but not showy, the bass every bit as vital as the six-string, the odd synth never calling much attention to itself. Self-described as "ghost pop," it's mostly love songs with more emphasis on twists of mood than on bubbly optimism. Case in point: "Love Is to Die." With Cate Le Bon. 18+.
Sat., March 29, 8 p.m., 2014
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